Unilateral demodicidosis

Sabatino Pallotta, Giuseppe Cianchini, Emma Martelloni, Giulio Ferranti, Carlo R. Girardelli, Giovanni Di Lella, Pietro Puddu

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A 45-year-old man presented with a unilateral, papulopustular, rosacea- like, chronic dermatitis which involved the left portion of the forehead and the eyelids unilaterally. Many Demodex mites were found in the follicles of the affected area. Topical crotamiton cleared the lesions after an unsuccessful trial with oral metronidazole. This observation provides further evidence that demodicidosis is a condition distinct from common rosacea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-192
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Crotamiton
  • Demodex folliculorum
  • Unilateral demodicidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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