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Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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My tuxedo cat (about 12 -14 years old) recently developed some pinkish facial spots. What are they?
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Can you upload a photo of these spots to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (not if you're using the chrome browser) or you can use an external app such as imgur.com or dropbox.com. I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I can't upload a photo until tomorrow.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
No worries. I'll watch for your next post.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have the photo. Can't find the paperclip
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Thank you! That affected skin can represent dermatophytosis (fungal infection/ringworm), demodicosis (Demodex mange mite), and, less likely, an autoimmune skin disorder (pemphigus). Miss Bella Luna's vet will need to perform a fungal culture on hairs from that skin lesion and skin scrapings in order to detect mange mites. The uncommon pemphigus is diagnosed by biopsying the skin. Please note that ringworm is zoonotic; in other words, you can contract that fungus and so it's best if Miss Bella Luna is attended to at your earliest convenience.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
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