Dermatitis asociada a malassezia spp en un conejo (Oryctolagus cuniculus) criado como mascota

Translated title of the contribution: Malassezia spp associated dermatitis in a pet rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

U. Miryam Quevedo, G. Jesús Lescano, A. Víctor Fernández

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Dermatophytosis is the most common mycotic disease in rabbits which is mainly associated to Trichophyton menthagrophytes and Microsporum canis. On the other hand, dermatitis associated to Malassezia spp is rarely reported in lagomorphs. This paper describes a case of dermatitis in a Lop male rabbit of 6 months of age. The animal showed foci of alopecia, skin peeling and hair shedding in three defined areas. A skin sample was cultured in Sabouraud dextrose agar at 25 °C and Malassezia spp was isolated. The animal received an antifungal therapy with griseofulvine obtaining favourable results; however, there was a recurrence and was treated with ketoconazole to fully recover from skin lesions.

Translated title of the contributionMalassezia spp associated dermatitis in a pet rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)565-570
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


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