Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
WAMBIER, Carlos Gustavo and WAMBIER, Sarah Perillo de Farias. Gamasoidosis illustrated: from the nest to dermoscopy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.6, pp.926-927. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000600021.
Gamasoidosis (acariasis, avian-mite dermatitis or bird-mite dermatitis) is a challenging diagnosis that is becoming more common because of the frequent use of window air conditioners in tropical countries. These devices may serve as shelters for nests of urban birds such as pigeons. Dermatologists should become familiar with this infestation to establish the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Keywords : Ectoparasitic infestations; Mite infestations; Mites.