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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008

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Pyemotes ventricosus Dermatitis, Southeastern France

Pascal Del GiudiceComments to Author , Véronique Blanc-Amrane, Philippe Bahadoran, Eric Caumes, Pierre Marty, Mariléna Lazar, Christian Boissy, François Desruelles, Arezki Izri, Jean-Paul Ortonne, Evelyne Counillon, Olivier Chosidow, and Pascal Delaunay
Author affiliations: Hôpital Bonnet, Fréjus, France (P. Del Giudice, M. Lazar, C. Boissy, E. Counillon); Centre Hospitalier d’Antibes-Juan les Pins, Antibes-Juan les Pins, France (V. Blanc-Amrane); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de l’Archet, Nice, France (P. Bahadoran, P. Marty, F. Desruelles, J.-P. Ortonne, P. Delaunay); Hôpital Pitié–Salpêtrière, Paris, France (E. Caumes); Hôpital Avicenne, Paris, France (A. Izri); and Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France (O. Chosidow);

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Organisms involved in transmission of Pyemotes ventricosus dermatitis. A) Common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum) (5 × 2 mm). B) Nongravid female P. ventricosus mite (210 × 40 μm). C) Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) image (CLSM Vivascope 1500 microscope; Lucid Inc., Rochester, NY, USA) of a P. ventricosus mite (210 × 40 μm) in its microvesicle. D) Higher magnification of the microvesicle in panel C (light area in the center) (magnification ×4).

Figure 2. Organisms involved in transmission of Pyemotes ventricosus dermatitis. A) Common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum) (5 × 2 mm). B) Nongravid female P. ventricosus mite (210 × 40 μm). C) Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) image (CLSM Vivascope 1500 microscope; Lucid Inc., Rochester, NY, USA) of a P. ventricosus mite (210 × 40 μm) in its microvesicle. D) Higher magnification of the microvesicle in panel C (light area in the center) (magnification ×4).

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