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7. Laboratory Findings

Your in-house tests reveal no mites on skin scraping and a large number of degenerative neutrophils on the impression smear slide (see picture below). 

 

 

 

 

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Other possible findings on skin scraping/impression smear

Adult Demodex canis mite

Adult Demodex canis mite

 

Sarcoptic  scabie var. canis

Sarcoptic  scabie var. canis

 

 

Adult Sarcoptic scabie var. canis mite and egg

Adult Sarcoptic scabie var. canis mite and egg

 

 

Malassezia spp

Malassezia spp

 

Cheyletiella spp mite (see the characteristic hook – arrow)

Cheyletiella spp mite (see the characteristic hook – arrow)

 

Mixed bacteria (rods & cocci)

Mixed bacteria (rods & cocci)