An Over View of Canine Dermatophytosis

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Wisal, G. Abdalla


Dermatophytosis is a superficial infection of the keratinized layers of the skin and its appendages (hair, feathers, horns) and is caused by keratinophilic and keratinolytic genera such as Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. In dogs, nearly 70% of cases are caused by Microsporum canis, 20% by M. gypseum, and 10% by Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The Wood’s lamp test is of diagnostic importance for the establishment of a tentative diagnosis of dermatophytosis in dogs. This overview will forecast more light on different aspects of this disease.

Canine, dermatophytosis, epidemiology, transmission, diagnosis, treatment

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Abdalla, W. G. (2018). An Over View of Canine Dermatophytosis. South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology, 2(2), 1-16.
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