Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: familial footpad hyperkeratosis

Contributor(s): David Scarff, Susan E Shaw

Introduction

  • Uncommon to rare problem.
  • Cause: unknown.
  • Signs: severe hyperkeratosis of pads of all feet by 6 months of age.
  • Reported in Irish Terrier and Dogues de Bordeaux.
  • Single cases in other breeds.
  • Diagnosis: clinical signs, breed.
  • Treatment: daily baths in 50% propylene glycol.
  • Prognosis: controllable but not curable.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown.

Pathophysiology

  • Unknown.

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.
  • Paradis M (1992) Footpad hyperkeratosis in a family of Dogues de Bordeaux. Vet Dermatol 3 (2), 75-8 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Scott D W, Miller W H & Griffin C E (1995)Small Animal Dermatology.5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. ISBN 0 7216 4850 9.
  • Yager J A & Wilcock B P (1994)Color Atlas and Text of Surgical Pathology of the Dog and Cat.London: Wolfe Publishing, Mosby Year Book Europe. ISBN 0 7234 1827 6.
  • Gross T L, Irkhe P J & Walder E J (1992)Veterinary Dermatopathology.St Louis: Mosby Year Book. ISBN 0 8016 5809 8.


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