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J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 Sep 15;201(6):879-82.

Factors associated with and prevalence of high Malassezia pachydermatis numbers on dog skin.

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Animal Dermatology Clinic, Garden Grove, CA 92643.


The prevalence of cutaneous Malassezia spp was evaluated in a semiquantitative fashion at 3 sites on 98 dogs examined because of various dermatoses. Thirty (10.2%) of the sites and 19 (19.4%) of the dogs had Malassezia spp amounts higher than that found on grossly normal skin. The prevalence of higher than normal amounts did not correlate significantly with sample site, sex, or age. The factors associated with an increased prevalence of increased Malassezia spp counts were seborrheic dermatitis, recent antibiotic treatment, and breed.

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