Dermatophilus congolensis

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Der·ma·toph·i·lus con·go·len·sis

(dĕr-mă-tof'i-lŭs kon-gō-len'sis),
A species of motile, nonacid fast, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, gram-positive bacteria; the etiologic agent of dermatophilosis; also causes proliferative dermatitis.
[dermato- + G. philos, fond]


a genus of bacteria in the family Dermatophilaceae.

Dermatophilus chelonae
causes skin lesions in turtles.
Dermatophilus congolensis
gram-positive, tapering filaments with right-angled branching, producing coccoid cells and flagellated, motile zoospores. Causes mycotic dermatitis, strawberry footrot, streptothricosis. Has many synonyms including D. dermatonomus, D. pedis, Polysepta, Nocardia, Streptothrix spp.
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An outbreak of Dermatophilus congolensis infection in goats.
Dermatophilus congolensis infection (dermatophilosis) in animals and man.
Dermatophilus congolensis produces motile coccal zoospores and ability of individual strains to invade epidermis determining their virulence.
Dermatophilus congolensis causes Dermatophilosis / Streptothrichosis as an exudative, pustular dermatitis mainly affecting cattle and occasionally humans.
Immune responses to Dermatophilus congolensis infections.
A case of Dermatophilus congolensis infection in a two-day-old calf.
Outbreaks of Dermatophilus congolensis infection in camels (Camelus dromedarius) from the Butana region in Eastern Sudan.
Isolation of Dermatophilus congolensis from skin lesions in the diagnosis of streptothricosis.
Serodiagnosis of Dermatophilus congolensis infection by counter immunoelectrophoresis.
Clinical and microbiological studies of Dermatophilus congolensis infection in cattle.
Clinical diagnosis of ovine dermatophilosis was made by characteristic clinical finding and microscopic examination of smears from scab material stained by Gram's and Giemsa staining revealed gram-positive cocci that look like railroad tracks were identified using procedure as described (Pier et al, 1963; Pier, 1967 and OIE, 2004) and confirmed as Dermatophilus congolensis.