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Medical Term:

demodectic mange


an infestation of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands with mites of the genus Demodex; occur in humans and several species of domesticated animals; although asymptomatic in most species, these mites can cause severe and extensive dermatitis (“red mange”) in dogs.

See: Demodex

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