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Demodicidosis: an uncommon erythema after cranio-maxillofacial surgery


Luebbers, Heinz-Theo; Lanzer, Martin; Graetz, Klaus W; Kruse, Astrid L (2013). Demodicidosis: an uncommon erythema after cranio-maxillofacial surgery. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 51(8):e267-8.

Abstract

Demodex mites are commonly found in the healthy population, but the pathogenesis of demodicidosis has still not been clarified, though it is usually found in cases of immune deficiency. A 45-year-old man presented with an unusual outbreak of erythema and swelling 6 months after resection and chemoradiotherapy for a squamous cell carcinoma of the anterior floor of the mouth. The cheek was biopsied and histological examination showed demodicidosis. In cases of erythema with a normal blood cell count and no history of allergy, particularly in patients with reduced immunity, demodicidosis should be considered as a diagnosis and should be confirmed by examination of a biopsy specimen.

Abstract

Demodex mites are commonly found in the healthy population, but the pathogenesis of demodicidosis has still not been clarified, though it is usually found in cases of immune deficiency. A 45-year-old man presented with an unusual outbreak of erythema and swelling 6 months after resection and chemoradiotherapy for a squamous cell carcinoma of the anterior floor of the mouth. The cheek was biopsied and histological examination showed demodicidosis. In cases of erythema with a normal blood cell count and no history of allergy, particularly in patients with reduced immunity, demodicidosis should be considered as a diagnosis and should be confirmed by examination of a biopsy specimen.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Division of Surgical Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:28 Jan 2013 08:15
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 18:27
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0266-4356
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2012.10.003
PubMed ID:23099109

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