flea allergy dermatitis


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flea allergy dermatitis

[¦flē‚al·ər·jē ‚dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(veterinary medicine)
Inflammation of the skin of small pets (dogs, cats, and ferrets) that results from an allergic reaction to protein substances deposited on or under the surface of the skin at the time of flea feeding. Also known as flea-bite dermatitis.
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Clinical findings, location of lesions and presence of fleas on body were suggestive for flea allergy dermatitis. The faecal examination also revealed presence of boiled rice like gravid segments of Dipylidium caninum.
Miller, Jr., VMD, a professor of dermatology at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and medical director of the Companion Animal Hospital within the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, explains that the fleas saliva is the cause of flea allergy dermatitis (FAD).
These parasites put cats at risk for dangerous illnesses such as flea allergy dermatitis, fleabite anemia, heartworm and Lyme disease, among others, according to officials of the Secaucus, N.J.-based company.