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Bioorganic Farming Practices as a Source of Atypical Ectoparasitosis

Guillaume Desoubeaux, PharmD, PhD; Marl ène Amara, PharmD; Julien Goustille, PharmD; Jacques Chandenier, MD, PhD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(12):1458-1459. doi:10.1001/archderm.147.12.1458.
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Correspondence: Dr Desoubeaux, Unit of Parasitology –Mycology –Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Bretonneau, 2 Blvd Tonnell é, B âtiment B2A, 37044 Tours, Cedex 09, France (guillaume.desoubeaux@univ-tours.fr).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

Additional Contributions: We are indebted to Pierre Domart, MD, dermatologist in Blois, France.

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Figure 1. Dermatitis of the nape and the top of the back. Note the bloody crusty aspect of the lesions due to intense itching.

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Figure 2. Acarine subject Dermanyssus gallinae. The flattened hairy body is elliptical, not segmented. Four pairs of long legs are all inserted in the anterior part. At the extremity of each leg, 2 claws are arranged in pliers. At the apical part, 2 threadlike chelicerae surround the mouth. There is no antenna. A red/brown color was noticeable, perhaps because of the presence of a blood meal.




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