Demodex - an old pathogen or a new one?

  title={Demodex - an old pathogen or a new one?},
  author={Jolanta Rusiecka-Zi{\'o}łkowska and Marta Nokiel and Małgorzata Fleischer},
  journal={Advances in clinical and experimental medicine : official organ Wroclaw Medical University},
  volume={23 2},
Demodex was first identified over 150 years ago, but only recently has it attracted wider interest as a contributor to chronic diseases such as acne rosacea or marginal blepharitis. Demodex is commonly found in the human population, in skin sebaceous glands or follicles. The frequency of Demodex infection increases with age, as it is mainly diagnosed after the age of seventy; however, it can sometimes be found in children and teenagers. Demodex is supposed to contribute to the development of… CONTINUE READING
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