Rosacea and Demodex folliculorum

  • Noreen LaceyEmail author
  • Frank C. Powell


The possible role of Demodex mites in human disease remains a matter of controversy. Several studies have shown there is a higher number of Demodex folliculorum in the centrofacial skin of rosacea patients in comparison to control subjects. We propose potential pathogenic mechanisms by which Demodex mites may contribute to the development of inflammatory lesions in papulopustular rosacea (PPR).


Human Leucocyte Antigen Azelaic Acid Skin Surface Lipid Mite Number Demodex Mite 
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Our research, investigating the role of Demodex mites in the pathogenesis of rosacea, is currently funded by an Irish Health Research Board Grant (HRA_POR/2010/46).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Research Centre, Catherine McAuley Centre, University College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.Regional Centre of Dermatology, Mater Misericordiae University HospitalDublinIreland

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