Human Infestation with Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae) in a Family Referred with Pruritus and Skin Lesions.

  • Mohammad Abdigoudarzi Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Alborz, Iran.
  • Mahmoud S Mirafzali Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute Department of Health Management, Alborz, Iran.
  • Hamid Belgheiszadeh Department of Parasitology, Islamic Azad University (Medical Branch), Iran.
Dermanyssus gallinae, Human, Infestation


The poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae is one of the most economically important ectoparasites in hens and some species of mammals worldwide. Cases of human infestation have been reported worldwide. In this study we report infestation in three members of a family referred with pruritus and allergic dermatitis rash. They have collected very small animals and carried them to the laboratory which later was confirmed as D. gallinae. They claimed that they had been bitten with this ectoparasite. This is the first case report of human infestation owing to D. gallinae from Iran.


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How to Cite
Abdigoudarzi M, Mirafzali MS, Belgheiszadeh H. Human Infestation with Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae) in a Family Referred with Pruritus and Skin Lesions. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 8(1):119-123.