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The incidence of demodex in the Faculty of Science Students and measurement of these Students\' knowledge level about demodex.

Serpil Sener; Ulku Karaman; Gulden Hakverdi.

This study was purposed to unveil prevalence of Demodex in faculty of science students and to measure the level of knowledge about Demodex. The study population consisted of Ordu University Faculty of Science students. Participants were selected by random sampling method. A questionnaire including socio-demographic questions was applied. Standard superficial skin biopsy method was employed. In the study, after student volunteers filled out and signed Patients Informed Form, standardized surface skin biopsy from the face after signed (SYDB) samples were taken and analyzed. In the study, 34 (22.7%) of the subjects were males, 116 (77.3%) were females. The mean age of subjects with the standard deviation was 20.10 ± 2.11. 69 (46%) students were found as Demodex spp. All of the students were 1^st,2^nd,3^(rd )and 4^th year Science Faculty students. The study demonstrated that Demodex spp. is a widespread health problem in the faculty of Science students, but the level of knowledge about the Demodex spp. isn’t high enough.

Key words: Demodex;surface skin biopsy;prevalence

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