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Notoedres mange

icanis

Synonym(s): Feline scabies


Introduction

  • Extremely rare in the UK, but present in Eire.
  • Cause: mite Notoedres cati Notoedres cati (head mange).
  • Transient human zoonosis; may affect dogs, foxes and rabbits.
  • Signs: pruritus, especially ear margins, face and neck.
  • Treatment: no licensed product to treat this mite, but several products are reported to be effective.
  • Prognosis: excellent.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Epidemiology

  • Transmitted via direct contact, indirect contact or fomites.
  • Entire lifecycle spent on host.
  • Adult female mite tunnels through epidermis → eggs and feces → reaction.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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