Gamasoidosis: avian mite dermatitis (Dermanyssus gallinae)

@article{Neill1985GamasoidosisAM,
  title={Gamasoidosis: avian mite dermatitis (Dermanyssus gallinae)},
  author={S. Neill and B. E. Monk and A. Pembroke},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  year={1985},
  volume={113}
}
The avian mite, Dermanyssus gallinae, is normally a blood‐sucking parasite of a large number of species of wild and domestic birds. It may adopt man as a temporary host, causing pruritus and rash. The main sources of such human attacks are infestations of chickens, pigeons, starlings, partridges, sparrows and canaries. The dermatitis caused by such bites is a well recognized entity amongst poultry workers and pigeon fanciers. 
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