It is caused by Dermatophilus congolensis
, which is a filamentous and branched Gram-positive coco-bacillus within the actinomycetes group that causes exudative dermatitis with crusts that stand out easily (WABACHA et al.
Dermatophilosis is an acute, subacute or chronic exudative dermatitis of animals caused by Dermatophilus congolensis and characterised by exudation, matting of hairs and formation of crusts and thick scabs (Zaria,1993).
Prevalence in India of Dermatophilus congolensis infection in clinical specimens from animals and humans.
A dermatofilose ou "estreptotricose" e uma enfermidade infecto-contagiosa, de carater zoonotico (1), aguda ou cronica, de distribuicao mundial, que acomete diversas especies de mamiferos, principalmente bovinos, equinos e ovinos, alem de caprinos e suinos (2), causada por Dermatophilus congolensis
Micrococcus sedentarius, a Gram-positive Staphylococcus-related bacterium, Dermatophilus congolensis
, a Gram-positive facultative anaerobic Actinomyces species, and several Corynebacterium species have all been identified as causative agents of PK.
It is caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis
which is present on the skin of healthy sheep; prolonged wetting of the fleece allows the disease to become active.
and saprophytic fungi should be considered as differentials for cutaneous nocardiosis (RIBEIRO et al.
Dermatophilosis (also known as streptothrichosis, or in sheep as 'lumpy wool disease') is caused by bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis
, the type species of genus Dermatophilus, which is a member of the order Actinomycetales (Stewart, 1972 and Msami et al.
La dermatofilosis producida por Dermatophilus congolensis
es una afeccion frecuente en animalesjovenes y que aparece preferentemente en epocas lluviosas.
Branching filamentous Grampositive organisms with rows of coccoid cells, transversely and horizontally, characteristic of Dermatophilus congolensis
were observed from direct smear (Fig.
The paucity of published information on dermatophilosis in small ruminants from this region prompted authors to report the clinical, microbiological and therapeutic observations on Dermatophilus congolensis
infection in goats and sheep.
Dermatophilosis is caused by bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis
is a gram-positive, pleomorphic bacteria.