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Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)

Therapeutic management of complicated Demodicosis: A case report

Author(s):
Shivangi Udainiya, Amita Tiwari, Brejesh Singh, Arpana Raikwar, Amir Amin Sheikh and Rakshanda Bhagat
Abstract:
Demodicosis is a very common parasitic skin ailment of canine population. It is caused by infestation of Demodex canis mites which mainly resides beneath the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of skin. A juvenile bull mastiff she-dog; 8 months old was presented to the T.V.C.C, Jabalpur with a history of pruritis and clinical signs such as alopecia, generalized edema, redness and bleeding pustules mainly on the face, skin of inter-mandibular region, forelimbs, hindlimbs and on the dorsum of trunk. The lesions were complicated by bacterial infection leading to pus formation. Haematological and biochemical parameters revealed nearly normal haemogram and biochemistry except an elevation in serum BUN, Creatinine and Total protein. Deep skin scrapping examination revealed presence of Demodex canis. Treatment includes ivermectin @ 300 μg/kg body weight, external application of amitraz (12.5%), antibiotic cefpodoxime 5 mg/kg B.W, fatty acid supplements, topical antimicrobial lotion leading to spontaneous recovery and scrapings were negative for mite after one month.
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How to cite this article:
Shivangi Udainiya, Amita Tiwari, Brejesh Singh, Arpana Raikwar, Amir Amin Sheikh, Rakshanda Bhagat. Therapeutic management of complicated Demodicosis: A case report. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):751-752.

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