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[Demodex folliculorum a hidden cause of blepharitis].
Laeknabladid. 2016 May; 102(5):231-5.L

Abstract

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common cause of dry eye disease. Demodex mites can cause MGD with symptoms like itching, dryness and general ocular discomfort. It is important to consider infestation with Demodex mites in individuals who are non responsive to traditional MGD treatment but also equally important when cylindrical dandruff is seen at the base of the eye lashes.. We report two individuals who had not responded to ocular and systemic treatment for MGD and were then diagnosed with Demodex mites. Treatment with BlephEx and Tea tree oil was successful. This is the first report on Demodex folliculorum in Iceland where a genetic analysis was done.

KEY WORDS

Demodex, blepharitis, debris, tea tree oil, dry eye. Correspondence: Sigurlaug Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir sigurlaug@sjonlag.is.

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

ice

PubMed ID

27197131

Citation

Gunnarsdottir, Sigurlaug, et al. "[Demodex Folliculorum a Hidden Cause of Blepharitis]." Laeknabladid, vol. 102, no. 5, 2016, pp. 231-5.
Gunnarsdottir S, Kristmundsson A, Freeman MA, et al. [Demodex folliculorum a hidden cause of blepharitis]. Laeknabladid. 2016;102(5):231-5.
Gunnarsdottir, S., Kristmundsson, A., Freeman, M. A., Bjornsson, O. M., & Zoega, G. M. (2016). [Demodex folliculorum a hidden cause of blepharitis]. Laeknabladid, 102(5), 231-5. https://doi.org/10.17992/lbl.2016.05.81
Gunnarsdottir S, et al. [Demodex Folliculorum a Hidden Cause of Blepharitis]. Laeknabladid. 2016;102(5):231-5. PubMed PMID: 27197131.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Demodex folliculorum a hidden cause of blepharitis]. AU - Gunnarsdottir,Sigurlaug, AU - Kristmundsson,Arni, AU - Freeman,Mark A, AU - Bjornsson,Olafur Mar, AU - Zoega,Gunnar Mar, PY - 2016/5/20/entrez PY - 2016/5/20/pubmed PY - 2017/2/7/medline SP - 231 EP - 5 JF - Laeknabladid JO - Laeknabladid VL - 102 IS - 5 N2 - UNLABELLED: Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common cause of dry eye disease. Demodex mites can cause MGD with symptoms like itching, dryness and general ocular discomfort. It is important to consider infestation with Demodex mites in individuals who are non responsive to traditional MGD treatment but also equally important when cylindrical dandruff is seen at the base of the eye lashes.. We report two individuals who had not responded to ocular and systemic treatment for MGD and were then diagnosed with Demodex mites. Treatment with BlephEx and Tea tree oil was successful. This is the first report on Demodex folliculorum in Iceland where a genetic analysis was done. KEY WORDS: Demodex, blepharitis, debris, tea tree oil, dry eye. Correspondence: Sigurlaug Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir sigurlaug@sjonlag.is. SN - 0023-7213 UR - https://brain.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27197131/[Demodex_folliculorum_a_hidden_cause_of_blepharitis]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -