Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 2019; 47(04): 257-268
DOI: 10.1055/a-0969-1446
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Dermatophytosis in dogs and cats – an update

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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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25. Mai 2019

04. Juli 2019

Publikationsdatum:
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.