Deposition of IgD, alpha-1-antitrypsin and alpha-1-antichymotrypsin on Demodex folliculorum and D. brevis infesting the pilosebaceous unit.


A total of seven routinely processed biopsy specimens of facial skin lesions with infestation of Demodex folliculorum or D. brevis were immunostained for plasma proteins and secretory proteins. The cuticular layer of the mites located within the pilosebaceous unit was selectively immunoreactive for IgD (delta chain), alpha-1-antitrypsin and alpha-1… (More)


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