Mycologic Disorders of the Skin

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Abstract

Cutaneous tissue can become infected when fungal organisms contaminate or colonize the epidermal surface or hair follicles. The skin can be a portal of entry for fungal infection when the epithelial barrier is breached or it can be a site for disseminated, systemic fungal disease. The two most common cutaneous fungal infections in small animals are dermatophytosis and Malassezia dermatitis. Dermatophytosis is a superficial cutaneous infection with one or more of the fungal species in the keratinophilic genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, or Epidermophyton. Malassezia pachydermatis is a nonlipid dependent fungal species that is a normal commensal inhabitant of the skin and external ear canal in dogs and cats. Malassezia pachydermatis is the most common cause of Malassezia dermatitis. The diagnosis and treatment of these cutaneous fungal infections will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-134
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

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skin diseases
Malassezia
Mycoses
Malassezia pachydermatis
Skin
dermatomycoses
dermatitis
skin (animal)
infection
Tinea
Epidermophyton
Dermatitis
Trichophyton
Microsporum
hair follicles
ears
Ear Canal
Hair Follicle
cats
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Keywords

  • cats
  • dermatophytosis
  • dogs
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Malassezia pachydermatis
  • Microsporum
  • Trichophyton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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Mycologic Disorders of the Skin. / Outerbridge, Catherine A.

In: Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice, Vol. 21, No. 3, 08.2006, p. 128-134.

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