Generalized demodicosis associated with diabetes mellitus in two cats.

Stephen D White, J. L. Carpenter, F. M. Moore, G. Ogilvie

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Generalized demodicosis with concurrent diabetes mellitus was diagnosed in 2 cats. Both cats had generalized alopecia and a bilateral brown aural exudate. Mites were seen microscopically in skin scrapings and ear swab specimens. Histologic examination of the skin showed the follicular orientation of the mites. Abnormal results on oral dexamethasone suppression tests, clinical findings, and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia found on necropsy of one of the cats suggested concurrent hyperadrenocorticism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-450
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 15 1987
Externally publishedYes


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