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July 1977

Tropical Rat Mite Dermatitis

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(7):937-938. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640070071009

• 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)