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South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology, XXXX,Vol.: 1, Issue.: 4

Review Article

An Over View of Feline Dermatophytosis

 

Wisal, G. Abdalla1*

1Department of Mycology, Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, P.O.Box 8067 (Alamarat), Khartoum, Sudan.

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Dr. Ana Claudia Coelho, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal.

Reviewers:

(1) Nélida Virginia Gómez, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(2) Aleruchi Chuku, Federal University Lafia, Nigeria.

(3) Abdul Razzaq, Pakistan.

(4) Daisy Machado, University of Campinas, Brazil.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/26177

Abstracts

Dermatophytosis is a superficial fungal infection of hair and keratinized layers of the epidermis and is caused by keratinophilic and keratinolytic genera such as Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. It is an endemic infection in many countries throughout the world affecting companion animals (dogs, cats), domestic animals (calves), and laboratory animals (rabbits) as well as humans. In cats M. canis is responsible for approximately 98% of the observed dermatophyte infections in indoor cats, whereas cats carrying T. mentagrophytes are usually hunters, indicating that the natural source of this species is either the soil or rodent prey.

Keywords :

Dermatophytosis; feline.

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