Malassezia dermatitis

Jennifer L. Matousek, Karen L. Campbell

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Malassezia yeast infections are recognized with increasing frequency in veterinary medicine. These opportunistic yeasts cause secondary ear and skin infections that can be extremely pruritic. Within the past 10 years, the Malassezia genus has been divided into seven species. This article describes the new species of Malassezia and their relevance to companion animals. Additionally, recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of Malassezia infections are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-232
Number of pages9
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • veterinary(all)


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