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23/10/2012

Malassezia Yeast - Demodex Photo Comparison



                                                            ( OCT 12 )

                              Malassezia Yeast - Demodex Photo Comparison 

                                          


                           “ Many Confusing Similarities ... Yet is it Really So?...”

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                               This Photo was kindly Identified by Ivar Brandt as:

                                               

                          “Sebaceous gland and hair follicle mites (Demodex spp.)”

                                                              Thanks!...


We had been suspecting so after comparing with Google Images of Demodex.
and so did the Gentleman who Identified the Malassezia Yeast photo
but not having viewed a Demodex from that angle as in the photo above
refrained declaring it as such, as not being able to tell with absolute certainty;
quite appropriate, understandable and respectfully professional!


                       Below a Comparison of our Sample on the Top Left Corner (1) 
         
                                   

                                  with Three Google Images, Photos of Demodex.



                                    Malassezia Shards or Demodex Cocoons?

                          
                                           From Scrapings off my Finger Nails

                                                      

                                             (Under Biological Microscope)


                               

                                          Cocoon on my man’s Eye Brow
                                         
                                            (Under Biological Microscope)


                One of my Husband’s Golden Eye Brow Hairs with an Object attached 

                       
                                                                                                 
                        Red Elongated Object attached to an Eyebrow Hair (on its left)
                                          with small creatures attached to it
                       quite similar to the one in the Top Demodex Photo (1 )


                      Below Comparison of Demodex (1) and Malassezia (2 – 3) Shapes

                         


                     so what are the creatures  attached on the Eye Brow Hair ( below) ?

                                    
                  
                                       Malassezia Shards or Demodex Cocoons?
 
                                  
                  Similar Shapes but there is quite a Distinct Difference between the two:
                                                    
                                              Only Malassezia Develops Hyphae

                       
                                    Malassezia Stages of Hyphae Development


                    They are also said to be causing similar symptoms. 

Is this an Established Medical Fact Based on Properly Conducted Tests
Resulting in Diagnosis of Demodex or Malassezia and Both cases been found
to be displaying the same or very similar symptoms - or just on 'collective data'
based on People’s Self Assessments - Not necessarily correct ?

Some Readers have Self-Assessed their condition as Demodex 
others as Malassezia and others as Morgellons 
going even as far as assessing my own condition as Morgellons 
rather than Malassezia, even though:

       "This condition is not currently recognized as a distinct clinical disorder
                         with established diagnostic criteria
           that are generally accepted by the medical community...”

I, Myself initially had  Self–Assessed my Condition as Demodex prior to the fortunate
Identification and following verification of details as Malassezia.

So, “According to What Base or Whose Assessment” do we know
that a number of symptoms are not caused by Malassezia
ascribed as caused by Demodex or vice versa.

Is it safe for me to say that i have enough evidence since the numerous samples
examined under both Digital and Biological Microscopes have produced
invariably and abundantly Malassezia in different stages of development
 as opposed to only those two samples above indicating presence of a couple 
of lonely Demodex, that the Symptoms i experience are then indicative 
of Malassezia and not Demodex ... or Morgellons for that matter...

Note:
Only the Top Photo sample was mine and the Only One found with a Demodex
while the rest of the samples came from my husband which are hard to identify visually
as to what they might be – unless we had known at the time and waited to see if further
development would have revealed springing hyphae or more distinct shaping of Demodex.


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