List of mites associated with cutaneous reactions

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There are a number of mites that can bite human skin and result in a cutaneous reaction, as well as transmit other diseases of or affecting the human integumentary system.

Mites associated with cutaneous reactions
Scientific name Common name(s) Disease(s) caused and/or transmitted
Acarus siro Flour mite Baker's itch
Glyciphagus domesticus Grocer's itch
Carpoglyphus passularum Fruit mite Grocer's itch
Cheyletiella spp Walking dandruff (Cheyletiella dermatitis, cheyletiellosis)
Cheyletus eruditus Grain itch
Dermanyssus gallinae Bird mite
Poultry mite
Dermatophagoides farinae American house dust mite Oral mite anaphylaxis (OMA), Asthma
Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus European house dust mite Oral mite anaphylaxis (OMA), Asthma
Lepidoglyphus destructor Hay mite
Leptotrombidium deliense Chigger
Trombiculid mite
Tsutsugamushi fever
Scrub typhus
Liponyssoides sanguineus (Allodermanyssus sanguineus) House mouse mite Rickettsialpox
Ornithonyssus bacoti Tropical rat mite Endemic typhus
Equine encephalitis[disambiguation needed]
Relapsing fever
Ornithonyssus bursa Bird mite
Tropical fowl mite
Psoroptidae spp Carpet mite Feather pillow dermatitis
Pyemotes herfsi Itch mite Grain itch
Sarcoptes scabiei Itch mite Scabies
Trombicula alfreddugesi Chigger
Harvest mite
Grain itch
Trombicula autumnalis Chigger
Harvest mite
Grain itch
Tyrophagus neiswanderi Cheese mite Grain itch

See also[edit]


  • Bolognia, Jean L.; et al. (2007). Dermatology. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  • James, William D.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.