Tierarztl Prax Ausg K 2019; 47(04): 257-268
DOI: 10.1055/a-0969-1446
Übersichtsartikel / Review Article
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Dermatophytosis in dogs and cats – an update

Article in several languages: deutsch | English
Teresa M.S.A. Boehm
Medizinische Kleintierklinik, Abteilung für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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Ralf S. Mueller
Medizinische Kleintierklinik, Abteilung für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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Publication History

25 May 2019

04 July 2019

Publication Date:
21 August 2019 (online)

Abstract

Dermatophytosis is a cutaneous infection, caused by several types of keratophilic fungi (dermatophytes). It represents a serious and common contagious skin disease in dogs and cats. The significance of this disease for pet owners is based on the zoonotic potential. The prevalence varies with climate and local dermatophyte infestation. The most common infection in dogs and cats are caused by the genera Microsporum (M.), Nannizzia (N.) or Trichophyton (T.). The aim of this article is to summarise novel taxonomy, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations as well as the recently revised recommendations of the World Association of Veterinary Dermatology.