Infections and some other conditions affecting the skin and subcutis of the naso-ocular region of cats--clinical experience 1987-2003.

@article{Malik2004InfectionsAS,
  title={Infections and some other conditions affecting the skin and subcutis of the naso-ocular region of cats--clinical experience 1987-2003.},
  author={Richard Malik and Linda Jean Vogelnest and Carolyn O'Brien and Joanna White and Christine Hawke and Denise I Wigney and Patricia H. Martin and Jacqueline Norris},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={383-90}
}
Infections of the skin or subcutis of the naso-ocular region develop through two mechanisms. Cases with lesions but without concomitant signs of nasal disease probably result from cat scratch injuries. Under certain circumstances, such lacerations result in the introduction of saprophytic microorganisms in such large numbers that host defence mechanisms are overwhelmed. This results in localised, variably invasive, disease in an otherwise immunocompetent host. An unpredictable range of… CONTINUE READING