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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Acariformes
Superfamily: Pyroglyphoidea
Family: Pyroglyphidae

Pyroglyphidae is a family of mites. It includes the house dust mite. The naming of the family originates from the fact that dust mites cause eczema, with intense itching and a red rash. The condition has been described as like burns from fire on the skin, with a 'burning' itching sensation, hence the word 'Pyro' in 'pyroglyphidae'.[1]


  1. ^ Pyroglyphidae at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)