Clinical importance of Demodex folliculorum in patients receiving phototherapy


KULAÇ M., ÇİFTÇİ İ. H. , KARACA Ş., ÇETİNKAYA Z.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.47, ss.72-77, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.72-77

Özet

Background Patients with immunodeficiency are prone to infestation with Demodex folliculorum mites. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can lead to immunosuppression and sebaceous gland hyperplasia. Although some cases of demodicidosis related to UV radiation exposure have been reported, no studies have been performed on the incidence of D. folliculorum and its clinical characteristics in patients receiving phototherapy.