Demodex folliculorum Demodex fol·lic·u·lo·rum (fə-lĭk'yə-lôr'əm)
The follicular or mange mite, a very common, universally distributed, probably nonpathogenic species parasitic to human hair follicles and sebaceous glands usually around the nose and scalp margins.
The family characteristics will be brought out in the discussion of the species infesting man, demodex folliculorum.
demodex folliculorum (fig. 62) is to be found very commonly in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of man.