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July 1970

The Vector Potential of Demodex folliculorum

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, and the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Presbyterian Hospital, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(1):83-85. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040085020

Electron microscopic studies of the commonly occurring parasite, Demodex folliculorum, revealed interesting features concerning the ultrastructure of this acarid. The most significant finding was the presence of bacteria located superficially on its body. The vector potential of Demodex folliculorum is noted, the role probably being in the nature of a mechanical type of vector.

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