Comparison of incidence of Demodex folliculorum on the eyelash follicule in normal people and blepharitis patients.

@article{Trk2007ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of incidence of Demodex folliculorum on the eyelash follicule in normal people and blepharitis patients.},
  author={Meral T{\"u}rk and Ilgin Ozt{\"u}rk and Asli Gamze Sener and Safiye K{\"u}ç{\"u}kbay and Ilhan Afşar and Ahmet Maden},
  journal={Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={296-7}
}
Demodex folliculorum has been incriminated in the development of blepharitis although much controversy persist. Some authors suggest that Demodex is a direct pathogen in chronic palpebral conditions while others consider the saprophyte to be innocuous to skin. We conducted a prospective study of eyelashes in 48 patients with blepharitis (totally 96 eyes) and 48 healthy persons (totally 96 eyes), searching for Demodex folliculorum and chronic blepharitis. Microscopy in immersion oil after… CONTINUE READING

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