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CONCURRENT INFESTATION WITH A RARE MITE AND INFECTION WITH A COMMON DERMATOPHYTE

CONCURRENT INFESTATION WITH A RARE MITE AND INFECTION WITH A COMMON DERMATOPHYTE Abstract FORMAL reports of the finding of mites of the genus Dermatophagus on the human skin are very few and rather ancient. Through the kindness of Dr. Edward W. Baker,1 of the Division of Insect Identification of the Department of Agriculture, who identified the mite in our case, we are able to give the following brief account of the literature, some of which we shall discuss in extenso below. In the foreign literature there is the original communication of Bogdanoff,2 dated 1864. Bogdanoff named the particular mite we are concerned with Dermatophagoides scheremetewskyi. Some time later it was found again on the skin, in Italy and redescribed. In the American literature there are an early report3 and related correspondence about it4 published in 1896. This last-mentioned case is curious in many respects and has surrounding it a somewhat vitiating dispute which we shall explain later. For the References 1. Personal communications to the authors. 2. Bogdanoff, A.: Deux acariens trouvés par M. Schérémétewsky sur l'homme , Bull. Soc. Imp. d. Nat. de Moscou 37:341, 1864. 3. Menger, R.: A Singular and Apparently New Skin Disease , Texas M. News 5:337 ( (June) ) 1896. 4. Reynolds, H. M.: Letter to the Editors , Texas M. News 5:494 ( (Sept.) ) 1896; 5. Menger, R.: Letter to the Editors , Texas M. News 5:542 ( (Oct.) ) 1896. 6. Sasa, M.: Contribution to the Knowledge of Human Acariasis , Nisshin Igaku 34:167, 1947. 7. This preparation was made by our observant technician, Mrs. Frances Karpluk, who called our attention to the surprising mite. 8. Fürstenberg, M. H. F.: Die Krätzmilben der Menschen und Thiere , Leipzig, 1861, 9. Personal communication to the authors. 10. Boyd, E.: A New Genus and Species of Mite in the Nasal Cavity of the Ring-Billed Gull (Acarina, Epidermoptidae) , J. Parasitol. 35:295 ( (June) ) 1949.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology & Syphilology American Medical Association

CONCURRENT INFESTATION WITH A RARE MITE AND INFECTION WITH A COMMON DERMATOPHYTE

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1951 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-5979
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10.1001/archderm.1951.01570030050006
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Abstract

Abstract FORMAL reports of the finding of mites of the genus Dermatophagus on the human skin are very few and rather ancient. Through the kindness of Dr. Edward W. Baker,1 of the Division of Insect Identification of the Department of Agriculture, who identified the mite in our case, we are able to give the following brief account of the literature, some of which we shall discuss in extenso below. In the foreign literature there is the original communication of Bogdanoff,2 dated 1864. Bogdanoff named the particular mite we are concerned with Dermatophagoides scheremetewskyi. Some time later it was found again on the skin, in Italy and redescribed. In the American literature there are an early report3 and related correspondence about it4 published in 1896. This last-mentioned case is curious in many respects and has surrounding it a somewhat vitiating dispute which we shall explain later. For the References 1. Personal communications to the authors. 2. Bogdanoff, A.: Deux acariens trouvés par M. Schérémétewsky sur l'homme , Bull. Soc. Imp. d. Nat. de Moscou 37:341, 1864. 3. Menger, R.: A Singular and Apparently New Skin Disease , Texas M. News 5:337 ( (June) ) 1896. 4. Reynolds, H. M.: Letter to the Editors , Texas M. News 5:494 ( (Sept.) ) 1896; 5. Menger, R.: Letter to the Editors , Texas M. News 5:542 ( (Oct.) ) 1896. 6. Sasa, M.: Contribution to the Knowledge of Human Acariasis , Nisshin Igaku 34:167, 1947. 7. This preparation was made by our observant technician, Mrs. Frances Karpluk, who called our attention to the surprising mite. 8. Fürstenberg, M. H. F.: Die Krätzmilben der Menschen und Thiere , Leipzig, 1861, 9. Personal communication to the authors. 10. Boyd, E.: A New Genus and Species of Mite in the Nasal Cavity of the Ring-Billed Gull (Acarina, Epidermoptidae) , J. Parasitol. 35:295 ( (June) ) 1949.Crossref

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A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology & SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1951

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