Prevalence of Demodex spp. in eyelash follicles in different populations

@inproceedings{Wesolowska2014PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of Demodex spp. in eyelash follicles in different populations},
  author={Maria T. Wesolowska and Brygida Knysz and Adam Reich and Dominika Blazejewska and Marcin Czarnecki and Andrzej Gladysz and Andrzej Pozowski and Marta Misiuk-Hojlo},
  booktitle={Archives of medical science : AMS},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION The pathologic relevance of Demodex infestation in blepharitis is still controversial. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of Demodex spp. in eyelash follicles and its relationship to eye symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 290 individuals were studied for the presence of Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis within eyelash follicles. Participants belonged to one of four groups: inpatients, drug abusers, health professionals, and medical students. Ten… CONTINUE READING