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Nosocomial Dermatitis Caused by Dermanyssus gallinae

A. P. Bellanger , MD, C. Bories , PhD, F. Foulet , PhD, S. Bretagne , PhD and F. Botterel , PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 29, No. 3 (March 2008), pp. 282-283
DOI: 10.1086/528815
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/528815
Page Count: 2
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Abstract

The mite Dermanyssus gallinae may cause pruritic dermatitis in humans. We describe a case of nosocomial infestation with D. gallinae from an abandoned pigeon nest suspended on the front wall of the Hôpital Henri Mondor near a window. Close surveillance and regular destruction of pigeon nests could prevent these incidents of infection in humans.

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