Gamasoidosis: avian mite dermatitis (Dermanyssus gallinae)

  title={Gamasoidosis: avian mite dermatitis (Dermanyssus gallinae)},
  author={S. M. Neill and B. E. Monk and A C Pembroke},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
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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Should the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae be of wider concern for veterinary and medical science?

Although reported cases of D. gallinae infesting mammals are relatively rare, when coupled with the reported genetic plasticity of this species and evidence of permanent infestations on non-avian hosts, potential for host-expansion may exist, it is concluded that further research should be urgently conducted to confirm the full extent of the threat posed to the veterinary and medical sectors.

Dermanysuss gallinae attacks humans. Mind the gap!

The need for improved recognition of this challenging infestation in humans is stressed, and straightforward recommendations for health practitioners are provided, starting with collection of the correct anamnestic information and including appropriate management methods for case recognition and resolution.

Urban emergence of Dermanyssus gallinae lineage L1 and Ornithonyssus sylviarum in Hungary: phylogenetic differentiation between the roles of migrating vs transported synanthropic birds

This is the first molecularly confirmed and phylogenetically analyzed case of O. sylviarum infestation of birds in Hungary, implicating urban environment and involving distant parts of the country.

Dermanyssosis in the Urban Context: When the One Health Paradigm Is Put into Practice

The authors present two cases of dermanyssosis involving two health workers at a hospital, linked to air conditioning outdoor units colonized by pigeons, and suggest a reconsideration of urban architectural choices that increase the public health risk posed by d Bermanyssosis and other diseases related to synanthropic birds.



Skin acariasis caused by Dermanyssus gallinae (de Geer): an in-hospital outbreak.

The mites were identified as Dermanyssus gallinae by both the veterinary medicine faculty of the University of Montreal and the federal laboratory at the institute of parasitology of McGill University and were characterized in all patients by rash and pruritis that lasted 1 to 3 weeks and did not affect other members of their families.


Skin acariasis caused

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