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Pronunciation: der'ma-to-fi-lo'sis

Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): proliferative dermatitis, streptothrichosis, streptotrichiasis, streptotrichosis

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