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Use skin cytology to diagnose Malassezia dermatitis.
“You will not see as many organisms on a skin cytology sample as you would on an ear cytology sample. Finding one Malassezia organism every two or three oil fields on a skin cytology slide or even one field that has more than one organism supports a diagnosis of Malassezia dermatitis.’”
-Paul Bloom, DVM, DACVD, DABVP
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