dermatophilosis

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dermatophilosis

 [der″mah-to-fi-lo´sis]
an actinomycotic disease caused by Dermatophilus congolensis, affecting cattle, sheep, horses, goats, deer, and sometimes human beings. In humans it is marked by nonpainful pustules on the hands and arms; the lesions break down and form shallow red ulcers which regress spontaneously, leaving some scarring.

der·ma·to·phi·lo·sis

(der'mă-tō-fi-lō'sis),
An infectious exudative dermatitis of cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and other animals (occasionally humans) caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis; severe (sometimes fatal) dermatophilosis is seen in cattle in Africa and the Caribbean, invariably in association with Amblyomma variegatum tick infestations.

dermatophilosis

/der·ma·to·phi·lo·sis/ (-fĭ-lo´sis) an actinomycotic disease caused by Dermatophilus congolensis, affecting ruminants, horses, and sometimes humans. The human disease is marked by painless upper limb pustules that break down and form shallow red ulcers that later regress and leave scarring.

der·ma·to·phi·lo·sis

(dĕr'mă-tō-fĭ-lō'sis)
An exudative, pustular dermatitis affecting a wide range of animals, including, occasionally, humans; particularly severe in ruminants. Theetiologic agent is a gram-positive bacterium, Dermatophilus congolensis.
Synonym(s): proliferative dermatitis, streptothrichosis, streptotrichiasis, streptotrichosis.

dermatophilosis

a group of diseases caused by Dermatophilus spp. Includes mycotic dermatitis, strawberry footrot.
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