Cats fungal skin infections

Fungal Infection (Malassezia pachydermatis) of the Skin in Cats
My Baby | Myshihtzubaby s Blog | Page 13

Print

Malassezia Dermatitis in Cats

Malassezia pachydermatis is a yeast commonly found on the skin and ears of cats. However, an abnormal overgrowth of the yeast can cause dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin. The exact reasons behind this disease are not yet known, but it has been linked to allergy, seborrhea, and possibly congenital (born with) and hormonal factors.

Malassezia dermatitis is also less common in cats when compared to cats, but can affect any breed of cat.

Symptoms and Types

  • Irritation of skin
  • Loss of hair (alopecia)
  • Greasiness
  • Scaly skin
  • Redness of affected areas
  • Malodorous discharge from lesions
  • Patches of skin becoming darker (hyperpigmentation) and epidermal thickening (seen in chronic cases)

Causes

Cats have both a juvenile and adult form of malassezia dermatitis, both of which can be associated with food and/or flea allergies. In rex cats, genetic features such as predisposition to mast cell abnormality and coat and skin types may be a factor in the onset of the disease. Mature cats with the disease, on the other hand, are often associated with thymomas and carcinomas of the pancreas and liver. Other factors that may be a predisposing factor to malessezia dermatitis include concurrent infections and high humidity and temperature.

Diagnosis

You will need to give a thorough history of your cat’s health, including the onset and nature of the symptoms, to your veterinarian. He or she will then perform a complete physical examination as well as a biochemistry profile, urinalysis, and complete blood count -- the results of which are typically normal unless the cat has a concurrent disease.

More specific testing includes a culture of the causative organism as well as taking a small skin tissue sample for a skin cytology test. In this test your veterinarian will touch a sterilized cotton swab to the affected area and stain it with Diff-Quik stain on a glass slide. After staining the glass slide is observed under a microscope to demonstrate the yeast in the sample. This will help him or her identify the causative organism.

An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness

A type of fungus that produces buds

A condition of the skin in which too much oil (sebum) is produced

A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions

A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed

Used to refer to any drug or medical substance that has the ability to slow down or stop the growth of bacteria and other such organisms.

Source: www.petmd.com

Diaper Rash is Yeast silly

2010-01-05 16:57:07 by rawr_seriousas

Wow
Most diaper rashes have to do with impairment of skin integrity rather than any specific bacterial or fungal infection. Urine and stool acidity (the latter seen in diarrhea) and chronic wetness coupled with a warm barrier environment are all factors proposed as causes of diaper dermatitis (diaper rash). However, sometimes a superficial skin infection is a factor in diaper rash. The most common infectious cause of diaper rash is Candida albicans (yeast, a fungus).

Because i know what she needs

2010-01-05 16:58:10 by rawr_seriousas

And you don't.
Most diaper rashes have to do with impairment of skin integrity rather than any specific bacterial or fungal infection. Urine and stool acidity (the latter seen in diarrhea) and chronic wetness coupled with a warm barrier environment are all factors proposed as causes of diaper dermatitis (diaper rash). However, sometimes a superficial skin infection is a factor in diaper rash. The most common infectious cause of diaper rash is Candida albicans (yeast, a fungus).

Here is a better link

2009-10-07 13:23:46 by slashers


Jock itch is a form of ringworm that causes an itchy rash on the skin of your groin area. It is much more common in men than in women. Jock itch may be caused by the spread of athlete's foot fungus to the groin.
Ringworm is contagious. It spreads when you have skin-to-skin contact with a person or animal that has it. It can also spread when you share things like towels, clothing, or sports gear.

From Homeopathic First Aid Ointment to Iconic Beauty Balm, EMUAID® Does It All  — PR Web
However, the safety and versatility of the ointment has quickly made the natural treatment a phenomenon for a variety of resistant fungal, bacterial and viral skin conditions.

Related posts:

  1. Dog has fungal skin infections
  2. Dry skin Fungal infections
  3. Most common fungal skin infections
  4. Homeopathy Fungal skin infections
  5. Canine fungal skin infections