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Demodex brevis

Two species live on humans: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis, both frequently referred to as eyelash mites. Different species of animals host different species of Demodex.
Demodex brevis is one of the two species of face mite that afflict humans (the other being Demodex folliculorum). They are very similar to Demodex folliculorum, with just a few differences.

Demodicosis

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This results in a condition known as demodicosis or Demodex mite bite, characterised by itching, inflammation, and other skin disorders.
Demodicosis, also called demodectic mange or red mange, is caused by a sensitivity to and overpopulation of Demodex canis as the host's immune system is unable to keep the mites under control.

Mite

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Demodex is a genus of tiny mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals.
Demodex mites (family Demodicidae) are parasites that live in or near the hair follicles of mammals, including humans.

Blepharitis

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Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) can be also caused by Demodex mites.
Diseases and conditions that may lead to blepharitis include: rosacea, herpes simplex dermatitis, varicella-zoster dermatitis, molluscum contagiosum, allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, staphylococcal dermatitis, demodicosis (Demodex), and parasitic infections (e.g., Demodex and Phthiriasis palpebrarum).

Acne

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Evidence of a correlation between Demodex infection and acne vulgaris exists, suggesting it might play a role in promoting acne.
Infection with the parasitic mite Demodex is associated with the development of acne.

Demodex folliculorum

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Two species live on humans: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis, both frequently referred to as eyelash mites. Different species of animals host different species of Demodex.
The following year, 1843, the genus was named Demodex by Richard Owen.

Demodex cyonis

Demodex cyonis is a species of Demodex mite first circumscribed in 2018 after being detected in the earwax of a dog with otitis externa in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, in July 2010.

Sebaceous gland

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D. folliculorum is found in hair follicles, while D. brevis lives in sebaceous glands connected to hair follicles.
Should the usual treatments fail, the presence of the Demodex mite could be looked for as the possible cause.

Rosacea

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Several preliminary studies suggesting an association between mite infection and rosacea.
Studies of rosacea and Demodex mites have revealed that some people with rosacea have increased numbers of the mite, especially those with steroid-induced rosacea.

Demodex gatoi

It is the second described species of Demodex from the domestic cat, and is distinguishable from Demodex cati by being shorter and rounder.

Genus

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Demodex is a genus of tiny mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals.

Mammal

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Demodex is a genus of tiny mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals.

Human

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Two species live on humans: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis, both frequently referred to as eyelash mites. Different species of animals host different species of Demodex.

Dog

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Demodex canis lives on the domestic dog.

Skin condition

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Infestation with Demodex is common and usually does not cause any symptoms, although occasionally some skin diseases can be caused by the mites.

Greek language

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Demodex is derived from Greek δημός dēmos "fat" and δήξ dēx, "woodworm".