Digit loss due to Demodex spp. infestation in a dog: clinical and pathological features

Journal Title: Open Veterinary Journal - Year 2013, Vol 3, Issue 5

Abstract

Here we describe a rare clinical manifestation of canine pododemodicosis. A dog was presented with pedal erythema, scaling, crusting, severe edema and digit loss. The following diseases were taken into account for the differential diagnosis: pododemodicosis, lethal acrodermatitis, zinc responsive dermatosis and pemphigus foliaceus. Results from skin biopsies revealed the presence of Demodex spp. of mites in the follicular infundibula and a severe inflammatory process (pododemodicosis). Upon the acaricidal treatment, the patient exhibited favorable signs of clinical improvement.

Authors and Affiliations

F. Grandi| Departament of Diagnostic Pathology, Public Veterinary Hospital, Veterinary Service of National Association of Small Animal Clinicians (ANCLIVEPA), São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Department of Veterinary Clinics, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Univ. Estadual Paulista – UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil, Department of Pathology, Botucatu Medical School, Univ. Estadual Paulista – UNESP. Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil, A. Pasternak| Department of Dermatology, Public Veterinary Hospital, Veterinary Service of National Association of Small Animal Clinicians (ANCLIVEPA), São Paulo, SP, Brazil, H. E. O. Beserra| Departament of Diagnostic Pathology, Public Veterinary Hospital, Veterinary Service of National Association of Small Animal Clinicians (ANCLIVEPA), São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Department of Veterinary Clinics, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Univ. Estadual Paulista – UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil

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F. Grandi, A. Pasternak, H. E. O. Beserra (2013). Digit loss due to Demodex spp. infestation in a dog: clinical and pathological features. Open Veterinary Journal, 3(5), 53-55. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-9280