Flea bite hypersensitivity

Marsella, Rosanna, and Squires, Richard (2008) Flea bite hypersensitivity. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Vetstream CANIS. Vetstream, UK, pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

• A pruritic, papular dermatitis, often of the dorsal lumbosacral region due to sensitization to flea salivary allergens.

• The most common cause of hypersensitive skin disease.

• Cause: Ctenocephalides felis, via allergens presented when flea bites.

• Signs: pruritus, tapeworm segments, flea bites on owner, pyotraumatic dermatitis, superficial pyoderma.

• Diagnosis: clinical signs, hematology, histopathology, serology.

• Treatment: flea control and possibly glucocorticoids.

• Prognosis: excellent, provided flea control maintained.

Item ID: 18753
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
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This is a Vetstream CANIS peer reviewed journal article that was first published online in November 2008. It is updated quarterly.

ISSN: 1757-8256
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 01:16
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