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To the Editor.—
The recent paper by Beerman and Stokes on "Rosacea Complex and Demodex Folliculorum," in which the authors challenge the statement that Demodex may be an important factor in the causation of rosacea prompts us to call attention to several points which the authors have ignored.It is not our purpose to defend Demodex as a pathogenic agent. In three previous papers on the subject we presented certain observations which have now covered a period of six years. As the result of these observations, rosacea has, in our experience, been converted from a most intractable disease into one which in a high percentage of cases responds readily to local treatment alone. These observations have been of inestimable value to us in the treatment of rosacea, and we have presented them to the medical profession for what they are worth.Beerman and Stokes failed to corroborate our findings. Several
Ayres S, Anderson NP. "ROSACEA COMPLEX AND DEMODEX FOLLICULORUM". Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(4):572–573. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1934.01460160086013
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