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April 1980

Cheyletiella DermatitisA Mite Infestation of Rabbit, Cat, Dog, and Man

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(4):435-437. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640280071023
Abstract

† Two patients with recurrent, intensely pruritic, grouped red papules on the chest, abdomen, and thighs were examined and found to have Cheyletiella der matitis. Cheyletiella, a nonburrowing cies of mite, was isolated from fur brushings of the household pets, including one dog and two cats. Treatment of the affected pets resulted in complete resolution of symptoms and signs in both animals and patients. This appears to be the third instance of human Cheyletiella dermatitis recorded in North America.

(Arch Dermatol 116:435-437, 1980)

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