Dermatoses associated with mites other than Sarcoptes

Kimberly M. Ken, Solomon C. Shockman, Melissa Sirichotiratana, Megan P. Lent, Morgan L. Wilson

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Mites are arthropods of the subclass Acari (Acarina). Although Sarcoptes is the mite most commonly recognized as a cause of human skin disease in the United States, numerous other mite-associated dermatoses have been described, and merit familiarity on the part of physicians treating skin disease. This review discusses several nonscabies mites and their associated diseases, including Demodex, chiggers, Cheyletiella, bird mites, grain itch, oak leaf itch, grocer's itch, tropical rat mite, snake mite, and Psoroptes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-115
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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