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Sancassania berlesei (Michael, 1903): an opportunistic mite infesting litters in poultry farms causing dermatitis in humans and animals

By M. Principato, F. Lisi, I. Moretta, N. Samra, F. Puccetti

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Abstract

Reported herein are some cases of human dermatitis caused by S. berlesei, a mite coming from seriously infested poultry farms. It appears unable to determine traumatic lesions on human skin, but it causes itch and inflammation also at the level of mucosas. Besides this mite can be found accidentally also on reared fowls’wounds by peak.

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Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Date 2010
Publication Title Italian Journal of Animal Science
Volume 4
Issue 3
Pages 4
Publisher PAGEPress
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/ijas.2005.306
URL http://www.aspajournal.it/index.php/ijas/article/view/631
Language English
Additional Language English
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  1. Dermatitis
  2. Farms
  3. Health
  4. Human health
  5. Mites
  6. Poultry
  7. poultry diseases