Infección y colonización por dermatofitos en cánidos del área sur de Santiago, Chile

Víctor Silva, Pamela Thomson, Liliana Maier, Sonia Anticevic

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a una revistaArtículorevisión exhaustiva

4 Citas (Scopus)

Resumen

Our main aim was to determine the dermatophyte infection and colonization prevalence in canines from South Santiago, Chile. We studied 241 dogs, 121 of them presented cutaneous lesions suggestive of dermatophytosis and the other 120 were free from lesions and were considered clinically healthy. Dermatophytes were isolated from the lesions of 48.8% of animals with cutaneous diseases and from 5% of healthy dogs. Microsporum canis was the principal species isolated with a frequency of 98.3% from dermatophytosis and from all healthy carriers. The direct microscopic test showed a sensibility of 85% with a positive and negative predictive value of 74 and 79%, respectively. The highest prevalence of dermatophytosis were detected in animals up to one year old (p ≤ 0.05) and in dogs with high level of irritation, scaly skin, itching and alopecia (p ≤ 0.05). The lesions were detected more frequently in head-neck and anterior members (p ≤ 0.05). This study shows some clinical characteristics and a frequency of dermatophytes in canines that can be interesting for laboratory professionals and veterinarians.

Título traducido de la contribuciónDermatophyte infection and colonization in dogs from South Santiago, Chile
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)145-148
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónRevista Iberoamericana de Micologia
Volumen20
N.º4
EstadoPublicada - dic 2003
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Colonization
  • Dermatophytes
  • Dogs
  • Microsporum canis

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Microbiología
  • Enfermedades infecciosas

Huella

Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Infección y colonización por dermatofitos en cánidos del área sur de Santiago, Chile'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto