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Mite Infestations of Man Contracted from Dogs and Cats

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5610.93 (Published 13 July 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:93
  1. L. R. Thomsett

    Abstract

    Acarine infestations of the dog and cat are transmissible to man. The relation between age incidence in the host, duration of disease, and circumstances under which the animal is kept are stated. Fifty out of 65 human contacts at risk to 42 infected dogs and cats showed lesions of mite infestation; 48% of these lesions were confined to the arms and torso.

    It is important to consider animal mite infestation in the differential diagnosis of human pruritic and papular skin disease.