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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
Demodex folliculorum is a microscopic commensal mite that lives in human hair follicles. The Demodex genus is made up of sixty-five species of mites found on sebaceous oil glands or hair follicles of mammals. D. folliculorum and D. brevis are the only species found on humans. D. folliculorum were discovered in 1841, concentrated in the eyelashes and eyebrows of the human face, which has led to the nickname "eyelash mites". Infants will acquire D. folliculorum from contact with other human hosts shortly after birth, and the presence of mites continues to increase throughout the human lifespan. It the most common ectoparasite on humans. They have been known to cause various irritations or skin infections such blephiratis<br><br>
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Demodex folliculorum is a microscopic commensal mite that lives in human hair follicles. The Demodex genus is made up of sixty-five species of mites found on sebaceous oil glands or hair follicles of mammals. D. folliculorum and D. brevis are the only species found on humans. D. folliculorum were discovered in 1841, concentrated in the eyelashes and eyebrows of the human face, which has led to the nickname "eyelash mites". Infants will acquire D. folliculorum from contact with other human hosts shortly after birth, and the presence of mites continues to increase throughout the human lifespan. It the most common ectoparasite on humans<ref>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738081X14000467</ref>. They have been known to cause various irritations or skin infections such blephiratis<br><br>
 
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</ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demodex_folliculorum</ref><br><br>
 
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Introduction

Demodex folliculorum is a microscopic commensal mite that lives in human hair follicles. The Demodex genus is made up of sixty-five species of mites found on sebaceous oil glands or hair follicles of mammals. D. folliculorum and D. brevis are the only species found on humans. D. folliculorum were discovered in 1841, concentrated in the eyelashes and eyebrows of the human face, which has led to the nickname "eyelash mites". Infants will acquire D. folliculorum from contact with other human hosts shortly after birth, and the presence of mites continues to increase throughout the human lifespan. It the most common ectoparasite on humans[1]. They have been known to cause various irritations or skin infections such blephiratis

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