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1 January 2001 EPIDERMOPTID MANGE IN LAYSAN ALBATROSS FLEDGLINGS IN HAWAII
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Mange caused by the epidermoptid mite Myialges nudus (Acari: Epidermoptidae) is described in 31 dead fledgling Laysan albatrosses (Phoebastria immutabilis) from Midway Atoll (Hawaii, USA) sampled from 18 June to 10 July 1990 and from 21 June to 22 July 1991. This is the first record for this parasite from this host. Mites were collected from the skin; were located primarily in the stratum corneum; and were associated with mild to severe granulomatous inflammation, hyperkeratosis, dermal edema, ballooning degeneration of keratinocytes, neovascularization, and sub-dermal fibrosis. The severity of inflammation in some birds suggested that dermatitis due to M. nudus could be a significant cause of morbidity, or even mortality, in these birds.

Gilardi, Gilardi, Frank, Goff, and Boyce: EPIDERMOPTID MANGE IN LAYSAN ALBATROSS FLEDGLINGS IN HAWAII
Kirsten V. K. Gilardi, James D. Gilardi, Anthony Frank, M. Lee Goff, and Walter M. Boyce "EPIDERMOPTID MANGE IN LAYSAN ALBATROSS FLEDGLINGS IN HAWAII," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 37(1), (1 January 2001). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-37.1.185
Received: 11 January 2000; Published: 1 January 2001
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