• We had a patient with dermatitis caused by the bite of Ornithonyssus bacoti (Hirst), commonly referred to as the tropical rat mite. The bite of this mite resulted in a severely pruritic papular dermatitis in our patient. Accurate identification of the mite indicated the presence of rat infestation.
(Arch Dermatol 113:937-938, 1977)
Charlesworth EN, Clegern RW. Tropical Rat Mite Dermatitis. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(7):937-938. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640070071009