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In more chronic stages, secondary skin lesions will occur due to self-trauma, chronic inflammation and secondary infections. Typical secondary skin lesions are excoriations, alopecia, lichenification, hyperpigmentation, crusting and seborrhoea.
The face, concave aspect of the ear pinnae, ventrum, axillae, inguinal area, perineal area and distal extremities are most commonly affected in canine atopic dermatitis, but breed-associated variations of body sites affected by ...
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Background: Canine atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, genetically predisposed, inflammatory and pruritic skin disease. The variation in clinical presentations, due to genetic factors, extent of the lesions, stage of the disease, secondary infections, as well as resemblance to other non-atopic related skin diseases, can complicate a diagnosis of canine AD. A sub-group of the International Committee for Allergic Diseases in Animals (ICADA) was tasked with the development of a set of practical guidelines that can be used to assist practitioners and researchers in the diagnosis of canine AD. Online citation databases and abstracts from international meetings were searched for ...
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by Patrick Hensel, Domenico Santoro, Claude Favrot, Peter Hill and Craig Griffin
Canine atopic dermatitis: detailed guidelines for
diagnosis and allergen identification
Volume 25(4), Winter 2015