Wydanie specjalne październik 2013
Rola nużeńców w etiopatogenezie przewlekłych stanów zapalnych brzegów powiek i powierzchni oka
The Role of Demodex Mites in Chronic Blepharitis and Ocular Surface Inflammation Etiopathogenesis
Katedra i Zakład Mikrobiologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego we Wrocławiu
Kierownik: dr hab. n. med. Grażyna Gościniak, prof. nadzw. UM we Wrocławiu
Summary: The role of Demodex mites in ophthalmic lesions development as well as in ocular surface disturbances has not been fully recognized yet. These mites occur as commensales in skin glands, however , in favourable conditions, they may induce ophthalmic diseases or skin lesions. They are considered to take part in the development of chronic blepharitis, conjunctivitis as well as in corneal lesions of varied clinical status. There are many reports concerning ophthalmic demodecosis in adults, whereas in children these disturbances are mostly observed in the form of immunological system abnormalities. Many substances have been administered in the disease treatment, however, the healing process was long, arduous and most often non satisfactory. Hence, there are many investigations aiming at efficient preparations which might be successfully used in Demodex – evoked diseases.
Słowa kluczowe: nużeniec, etiopatogeneza, zapalenie brzegów powiek.
Keywords: Demodex, etiopathogenesis, blepharitis.