The Prevalence of Demodex Species and Its Relationship With the Metabolic Syndrome in Women of Malatya Province, Turkey


ENGİNYURT Ö., KARAMAN Ü., Cetin F., ÖZER A.

JUNDISHAPUR JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, cilt.8, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5812/jjm.24322
  • Dergi Adı: JUNDISHAPUR JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY

Özet

Background: Demodex species are ectoparasites living in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands in human. Only two species, Demodex folliculorum and D. brevis were identified in human. While the D. folliculorum is settling in infundibular part of the hair follicles mostly, D. brevis settles into the sebaceous glands and ducts, which are deeper. These parasites live preferentially in hair follicles on the face and in the sebaceous glands, although they have also been reported to reside in seborrheic parts of the human body. The Demodex species have the highest rate on the face which has thesignificant number of sebaceous glands and sebum production in the skin. However, the rate of infestation increases with age in healthy skin.