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Demodicidosis as suspected skin face neoplasm – A case report
Marcin Kubiak 1/, Dariusz Kaczmarczyk 1/, Robert Kubiak 2/, Alina Morawiec-Sztandera 1/
  • 1/ Klinika Chirurgii Nowotworów Głowy i Szyi Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi, Oddział Laryngologii Onkologicznej, Wojewódzki Szpital Specjalistyczny im. M. Kopernika w Łodzi
  • 2/ Zakład Patologii Katedry Onkologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi

Demodicidosis is the skin disease which can affect both humans and animals. It is caused by Demodex mites. Demodectic
infestation as a single skin tumor is rare and it is likely to be misdiagnosed as a malignant neoplastic disease of the skin.
The authors present a case of a 54-year-old patient admitted to the Head And Neck Neoplasms Surgery Department of Medical University in Lodz due to skin ulceration localized on the left frontal part of the hairless skin of the face. Basal cell carcinoma was suspected. Demodex mites were found in the histopatological examination. Demodicidosis should be considered in clinical differentiation of diseases manifesting as multiple or single skin symptoms.

Otorynolaryngologia Vol 13. No 4. Decemberpages: from 228to 230
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