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Malassezia-associated dermatitis: idiopathic

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Malassezia-associated dermatitis: idiopathic

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  1. A six month old male Oriental kitten was presented for evaluation of soreness around the mouth.
  2. Alopecia and erythema were apparent on the muzzle.
  3. On sticky tape sampling and after staining with Diff Quik. More than four Malassezia organisms were seen per high power field.
  4. The cats were treated with oral ketoconazole at 5mg/kg twice daily for three weeks.
  5. Treatment was then stopped and there has been no recurrence. The cause of the Malassezia growth remains unknown.