Dermatitis in humans associated with the mites Pyemotes tritici, Dermanyssus gallinae, Ornithonyssus bacoti and Androlaelaps casalis in Israel

Med Vet Entomol. 2002 Dec;16(4):442-4. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2915.2002.00386.x.


Multiple erythematous papules accompanied by severe pruritus were observed in humans bitten by the mites (Acari) Pyemotes tritici (Newport) (Pyemotidae), Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer) (Dermanyssidae), Ornithonyssus bacoti Hirst (Macronyssidae) and Androlaelaps casalis (Berlese) (Laelapidae). Eight case histories are presented and the impact of these species on human health is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Child
  • Dermatitis / parasitology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mite Infestations
  • Mites / pathogenicity*
  • Seasons