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Malassezia-associated dermatitis

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Malassezia-associated dermatitis

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  1. 5 year old female neutered DSH with Malassezia-associated dermatitis due to severe dental disease.
  2. A cat with bilateral temporomandibular ankylosis had difficulty eating and grooming.
  3. There is erythema and alopecia in areas soiled by pseudoptyalism and food falling from the mouth.
  4. More than four Malassezia organisms per high power field were found on sticky tape samples taken from diseased skin stained with Diff Quik.
  5. Treatment with oral ketoconazole  Ketoconazole 7.5mg/kg BID for three weeks with more hygiene at meal times resolved the Malassezia infection and the dermatosis.