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Articles by Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD

Therapies to get patients through a tough allergy season

Jun 1, 2007

This allergy season in the Midwest appears to be one of the worst in memory.

Canine demodicosis: Serious disease requires aggressive therapy

Nov 1, 2006

The immune system plays a role in the development of juvenile- and adult-onset demodicosis.

Cheyletiella: the under-diagnosed mite

Aug 1, 2006

In our practice we actually see more cases of Cheyletiella mites "walking dandruff" than fleas!

Two unusual cases of facial dermatitis in cats

Apr 1, 2006

We are just now determining the best concentration levels to run a skin test for food-storage mites.

Treating atopy: Keep patients comfortable without causing harm

Oct 1, 2005

Most clients don't realize that dust mites are found in bedding, carpet, upholstery and mattresses — not in furnace ducts.

Demodicosis most common underlying cause of persistent pododermatitis

Jul 1, 2005

Since a deep secondary pyoderma is usually present, a culture and sensitivity is usually performed.

Atopy diagnosis time consuming for DVMs and owners

Apr 1, 2005

Some cats with food-storage mite allergy present with facial excoriation and recurrent otitis.

Atopy frustrating to manage, but treatment strategies exist

Jan 1, 2005

Immunotherapy is still the therapy of choice for long-term treatment of atopy.

Managing cats with facial pruritus

Apr 1, 2004

Previously, differentials of feline facial pruritus were discussed to include ectoparasites such as flea allergy, otodectes, Notoedres and cheyletiella, food allergy, atopy including possible food storage mite allergy and demodicosis. Less common differentials include infections such as dermatophytosis, viral, and bacterial pyoderma, Malassezia dermatitis, Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) and idiopathic facial dermatitis of the Persian cat. Clinically, many of these diseases appear similar including Pemphigus foliaceus and bacterial pyoderma which can be difficult to differentiate both clinically and histopathologically.

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