demodicosis


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Related to demodicosis: scabies, Demodex

demodicosis

(dem'ō-di-kō'sis),
Folliculitis is primary sign; usually localized around eyes, mouth, and face but may become generalized in distribution. In veterinary medicine, certain breeds of dogs and cats are predisposed to the more severe generalized disease; infestation is seen also associated with otitis externa. Generalized demodicosis may be combined with furnuculosis and deep pyoderma as the parasite induces immunosuppression in the host.
See also: Demodex.

de·mo·di·co·sis

(dem'ō-di-kō'sis)
Infestation by mites of the species Demodex, chiefly involving hair follicles and characterized by varying degrees of local inflammation and immune response.

demodicosis

demodectic mange.