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Dermatoparasitoses in Referral Patients to the Laboratory


Background: Dermatoparasitic infestations due to the mites Demodex spp. and Sarcoptes scabie are prevalent dermatological disorders worldwide.

Methods: Referral patients from the Departments of Dermatology, Infectious Diseases, and from the psychologists, in some cases, to the laboratory of Medical Helminthology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran were examined and documented for demodicosis and scabies from March 2009 to December 2020. All patients’ data were collected and then analyzed statistically by SDATA version 14, using the Chi-square test.

Results: Out of 494-suspected patients suffering from dermal disorders, 99 patients (20.04%) and 20 cases (4.04%) were found infested with demodicosis and scabies, respectively. Most demodicosis cases belonged to the 46-60 year age group while the infestation rate of scabies was higher in the age group under 5 years (

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijpa.v17i3.10630
Dermatoparasitoses Sarcoptes scabiei Demodex Iran

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Navi Z, Najafi F, Paknezhad N, Mousavian G, Bizhani N, Naddaf SR, Mowlavi G. Dermatoparasitoses in Referral Patients to the Laboratory. Iran J Parasitol. 2022;17(3):393-401.