Flea bite hypersensitivity in cats

Marsella, Rosanna, Mason, Ian, Squires, Richard, and Scarff, David (2008) Flea bite hypersensitivity in cats. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Vetstream FELIS. Vetstream, UK, pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

• Most common cause of skin disease in cats.

• Cause: sensitization to flea salivary allergens.

• Signs: miliary dermatitis, symmetrical alopecia, eosinophilic skin disease or any combination.

• Diagnosis: evidence of fleas + response to flea control +/- positive reaction to intradermal flea antigen.

• Treatment: flea control.

• Prognosis: excellent.

Item ID: 18759
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
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This is a Vetstream FELIS peer reviewed journal article that was first published online in November 2008. It is updated quarterly.

ISSN: 1757-8264
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 01:12
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070706 Veterinary Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8609 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Products > 860902 Veterinary Diagnostics @ 50%
86 MANUFACTURING > 8609 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Products > 860903 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics) @ 50%
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