Demodex gatoi -associated contagious pruritic dermatosis in cats - a report from six households in Finland

@article{Saari2009DemodexG,
  title={Demodex gatoi -associated contagious pruritic dermatosis in cats - a report from six households in Finland},
  author={Seppo A M Saari and Kirsi H Juuti and Joanna H Paloj{\"a}rvi and Kirsi M V{\"a}is{\"a}nen and Riitta-Liisa Rajaniemi and Leena E Saijonmaa-Koulumies},
  journal={Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={51},
  pages={40 - 40}
}
BACKGROUND Demodex gatoi is unique among demodectic mites. It possesses a distinct stubby appearance, and, instead of residing in the hair follicles, it dwells in the keratin layer of the epidermis, causing a pruritic and contagious skin disease in cats. Little is known of the occurrence of D. gatoi in Europe or control of D. gatoi infestation. CASE PRESENTATION We describe D. gatoi in 10 cats, including five Cornish Rex, two Burmese, one Exotic, one Persian and one Siamese, living in six… CONTINUE READING
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