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1 December 2008 Hyperplastic Dermatitis Associated with Acariasis in a Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)
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A 36-yr-old male captive siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) was evaluated for mange in the form of generalized alopecia, flaky skin, and pruritus of 1 mo duration. Multiple skin scrapings and biopsies revealed high numbers of trombidiiform mites identified as Psorobia (formerly Psorergates) sp. near cercopitheci (Acarina: Psorergatidae) based on morphologic characteristics. Prolonged repetitive treatment with ivermectin killed the mites and resolved the clinical signs. Psorergatid mites should be considered as a cause of dry flaky skin in even long-term captive siamangs or other primates. This is the first record of psorergatid mites from a primate host in the family Hylobatidae.

Adrienne Atkins, Darryl J. Heard, James W. Mertins, Jason Kimbro, and Ellis C. Greiner "Hyperplastic Dermatitis Associated with Acariasis in a Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39(4), 638-641, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.1638/2007-0056.1
Received: 5 January 2008; Published: 1 December 2008
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