Equis ISSN 2398-2977
Synonym(s): Summer sores, Cutaneous habronemiasis
Contributor(s): Rob Lofstedt, Dawn Logas, Reginald Pascoe, Sue Paterson, David Senter
- A seasonal condition characterized by mildly pruritic, reddish-brown granulomatous lesions .
- Cause: aberrant intradermal migration of larve of stomach worms:Habronema muscae,Habronema majusandDraschia megastoma Habronema spp .
- Signs: lesions occur most commonly in medial canthus of eye, around male genitalia and on uncovered wounds.
- Diagnosis: history and clinical signs are suggestive. Confirmation is by skin biopsy Dermatology: biopsy .
- Treatment: to reduce size of lesion, reduce inflammation and to prevent reinfestation.
- Prognosis: strict adherence to fly control measures and wound control for life in hypersensitive animals.
- See Habronemiasis Habronemiasis .