Metabolic syndrome is associated with an increased risk for Demodex folliculorum mite infestation on the skin, a risk that is possibly caused by immunological disturbances associated with impaired glucose tolerance, study findings published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology suggests.

A total of 50 patients with metabolic syndrome (age, 40.8±6.3 years) and 50 healthy control participants without metabolic syndrome (age, 39.6±8.6 years) were included in this case-control study.

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