SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.26 número3Endocarditis infecciosa en pacientes con daño hepático crónico: Serie de 4 casos clínicos índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Revista chilena de infectología

versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018

Resumen

JOFRE M, Leonor et al. Animal mites transmissible to humans and associated zoonosis. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.3, pp. 248-257. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182009000400008.

Mites that affect animals (acariasis) can occasionally be transmitted to humans by incidental contact producing pruritus and dermatitis. Animals such as dogs, cats, mice, birds and reptiles, harbour several mite species. Hemophage mites and those that feed on lymph have the potential of transmitting important zoonotic agents (cuales??). The presence of lesions of unclear origin and a history of contact with pets or wild animals should alert towards the possibility of acariasis. Diagnosis is based on direct visualization of the mite,analysis of its morphology and obtaining information on the animal host. Awareness of these acarosis and the responsible care of pets and animals are the most relevant preventive measures.

Palabras llave : Mite; mite infestation; acariasis; zoonoses; scabies; sarcoptic mange; avian mite; rat mite.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · pdf en Español