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Images Dated 5th July 2001

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Eyelash mite tail, SEM Featured 5 Jul 2001 Image

Eyelash mite tail, SEM

Eyelash mite tail. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tail (centre) of an eyelash, or follicle, mite (Demodex folliculorum) protruding from a dissected human hair follicle. This harmless parasite infests hair follicles (depressions in the skin which contain the roots of hairs) around the eyelids, nose and in the ear canals of humans. One follicle may contain up to 25 growing mites. They feed on oily secretions from the skin's sebaceous glands, as well as dead skin cells. Infestation is usually symptomless, but allergic reactions to the mites in susceptible individuals can cause hair loss and acne. Magnification: x695 at 6x7cm size