TAILIEUCHUNG - Histopathological changes in canine demodicosis

An investigation was carried out to study the pathological changes in canine skin due to demodicosis. The predominant changes included folliculitis, perifolliculitis, furunculosis, acanthosis and hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis and hyperplasia of superficial epidermis. The cut sections of mites were seen in hair follicles, stratum corneum, sweat glands, sebaceous glands as well as in the dermis and epidermis with mild to heavy mononuclear cell reactions. There was ulceration of the epidermis in the severe pustular lesions. | 2019 8 3 2176-2179 EXCELLENT PUBLISHERS International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences ISSN 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 03 2019 Journal homepage http Original Research Article https Histopathological Changes in Canine Demodicosis Moneesh Thakur1 Hriyadesh Prasad1 . Arya2 . Singh2 Jayappa Kiran2 Abhijit Deka2 Kalyan Sarma1 Albert Debbarma1 Arindam Bhowmik1 and Prasenjit Debnath1 1 Department of Veterinary Medicine 2Department of Veterinary Pathology College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry Selesih Aizawl Central Agricultural University Mizoram-796015 India Corresponding author ABSTRACT Keywords Dogs Demodectic mange Skin Histopathological changes Article Info Accepted 18 February 2019 Available Online 10 March 2019 An investigation was carried out to study the pathological changes in canine skin due to demodicosis. The predominant changes included folliculitis perifolliculitis furunculosis acanthosis and hyperkeratosis parakeratosis and hyperplasia of superficial epidermis. The cut sections of mites were seen in hair follicles stratum corneum sweat glands sebaceous glands as well as in the dermis and epidermis with mild to heavy mononuclear cell reactions. There was ulceration of the epidermis in the severe pustular lesions. Introduction Demodicosis red mange follicular mange acarus mange is relatively a common disease of dogs. The lesions are caused by the presence of greater than the normal numbers of the mite Demodex canis a cigar shaped parasite. The mite spends its entire life cycle on the dog inhabiting the hair follicles and occasionally the sebaceous and epitrichial sweat glands. It is widespread inflammatory chronic contagious and debilitating skin disease of canines Chattergee 1989 . A shorter and broader form of the mite has also been reported but is considered to be uncommon Henfrey 1990 . The present paper reports on histopathological .