The effects of sebum configuration on Demodex spp. density


Demirdag H. G. , Ozcan H., Gursoy S., Beker Akbulut G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.46, ss.1415-1421, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1504-77
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1415-1421

Özet

Background/aim: Demodex spp. are ectoparasites living in the pilosebaceous units, which feed on the host's sebum and cellular proteins. The protective barrier of the skin consists of sebum secretion, moisture, and the acid mantle. In this study, we aimed to determine the effects of skin sebum, moisture, pH levels, and sebum configuration on Demodex spp. density