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demodicosis

Pronunciation: dem'o-di-ko'sis

Definition: 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

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