Investigating demodex in forensic autopsy cases

Ozdemir M. H., Aksoy U., Akisu C., Sonmez E., Cakmak M.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.135, no.3, pp.226-231, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 135 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0379-0738(03)00216-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-231
  • Keywords: demodex, forensic autopsy, mite, contamination, HAIR FOLLICLE MITES, FOLLICULORUM, BREVIS, POPULATION, PREVALENCE, ROSACEA, DENSITY, SIMON
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Demodex is an ectoparasite living in the skin as a nonpathogen or a pathogen. It is also known that demodex acts as a vector of pathogenic microorganisms. In this study, we have investigated the rate of occurrence and vitality of demodex in forensic autopsies that have a high risk of contamination by infected organisms.