Cytology Q&A 18
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An eight-month-old castrated male Staffordshire Terrier-cross presented with patchy alopecia and erythema on its limbs and head.
|What is the organism shown (1, egg; 2, nymph; 3, adult) (unstained skin scrape in mineral oil, ×10)?||
Demodex canis, the causative agent of so-called ‘red mange’ (demodicosis).
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|Why is it important to see multiple life stages?||
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