Seborrhoea

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Seborrhoea is an inflammatory skin disease of cats that particularly affects the sebum glands, resulting in a 'greasy-skin' condition.

In cats, this can be caused by Malassezia spp yeast infection. Devon rex are particularly prone to this condition[1].

Seborrhoea can also occur as a congenital disease in Persian, Himalayan and Exotic shorthair breeds known as hereditary greasy seborrhoea.

References

  1. Ahman SE & Bergström KE (2009) Cutaneous carriage of Malassezia species in healthy and seborrhoeic Sphynx cats and a comparison to carriage in Devon Rex cats. J Feline Med Surg 11(12):970-976