follicle mite


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Related to follicle mite: Demodex folliculorum, Eyelash mite

follicle mite

n.
Any of various tiny mites of the genus Demodex that infest the hair follicles of mammals.
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fol′licle mite`


n.
any mite of the family Demodicidae, parasitic in hair follicles of various mammals, including humans.
[1920–25]
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Demodex injae, a new species of hair follicle mite, causes skin to be itchy and greasy on the face, feet and body.
Mite infestations and infections were classified into the following distinct clinical and etiological categories: (1) scabies; (2) chiggers; (3) rickettsioses; (4) follicle mite infestations; (5) dust mite allergies; (6) animal or zoonotic mite infestations; and (7) plant mite infestations.
A significant increase in the hair follicle mite Demadex folliculorum is sometimes found in rosacea.
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