Infectious Disease Compendium

<h3>Demodex </h3>

Microbiology

Demodex brevis, Demodex folliculorum.

Epidemiologic Risks

Mites that live in the hair follicles of the face of some humans. Ick.

Syndromes

Erythematous follicular papulopustules.

Treatment

Lindane, permethrin (neither FDA approved).

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Demodex folliculorum (infestation) 133.8.