[Primary human demodicosis. A disease sui generis].

  title={[Primary human demodicosis. A disease sui generis].},
  author={C-K Hsu and Alexander Zink and K-j Wei and E Dzika and Gerd Plewig and Wen Chen},
  journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete},
  volume={66 3},
Human Demodex mites (Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis) are unique in that they are an obligate human ectoparasite that can inhabit the pilosebaceous unit lifelong without causing obvious host immune response in most cases. The mode of symbiosis between humans and human Demodex mites is unclear, while the pathogenicity of human Demodex mites in many inflammatory skin diseases is now better understood. Primary human demodicosis is a skin disease sui generis not associated with local or… CONTINUE READING