Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: idiopathic male feminizing syndrome

Contributor(s): David Scarff

Introduction

  • Rare dermatosis of unknown etiology in entire males.
  • Signs: traumatic bilaterally symmetrical alopecia.
  • Diagnosis: signs, histopathology.
  • Treatment: castration.
  • Prognosis: good.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Unknown, no recent research undertaken.
  • May overlap with other sex-hormone endocrinopathies such as castration responsive dermatosis, sertoli cell tumor Testicle: sertoli cell tumor or hypersensitivity disorders such as atopy Skin: atopy.

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.
  • Scott D W (1982) Histopathologic findings in the endocrine skin disorders of the dog. JAAHA 18 (1), 173-83 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Muller G Het al(1995)Small Animal Dermatology.5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. pp 690-691.


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