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Authors' reply to: Re: "Pyemotes ventricosus detection in a baby skin folds" and on "Alternative hypothesis for mite identification with reference to Pyemotes ventricosus detection n a baby skin folds".

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We thank Stingeni et al for their comment letter referring to our previous letters. In the first, we reported on a pediatric non-atopic patient referred for two itching lesions with targetoid and eczematous appearance after a permanence in a countryside house: KOH examination on a skin specimen harvested form the central punctum on scraping revealed the silhouette of an unknown mite. Based on the microscopic pictures, the clinical history and the lesions' morphology, an hypothesis of identification with P.Ventricosus species was first provided. The reliability of the "dust direct examination test to isolate the infesting environmental arthropods" was not questioned, and its feasibility was not compared with "scanning electron microscopy/in vivo confocal laser scanning". This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Name: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
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