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Skin: ear margin hyperkeratosis

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, David Scarff

Introduction

  • Cause: idiopathic.
  • Signs: skin condition showing greasy plugs adhering to skin and hair of pinnal margin.
  • Diagnosis: clinical signs, histopathology.
  • Treatment: bathing of affected areas, surgery and ear cropping in severe cases.
  • Prognosis: lifelong condition.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Localized disease of keratinization.

Timecourse

  • Lifelong.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Campbell K L (1994) Seborrheic skin disorders and their treatment in dogs. Clin Dermatol 12 (4), 551-558 PubMed.
  • Griffin C (1994) Pinnal diseases. Vet Clin North Am 24 (5), 897-904 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Scott D W, Miller W H & Griffin C E (2001) EdsVeterinary Dermatology.6th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders.


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