Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: psoriasiform-lichenoid dermatosis (English Springer Spaniel)

Contributor(s): David Scarff, Susan E Shaw

Introduction

  • Rare dermatosis.
  • Cause: genetic.
  • Signs: occurs only in the English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniel.
  • Appears at 4-18 months of age.
  • Symmetrical papules, plaques and nodules on pinnae, spreading to face, trunk.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs, histopathology.
  • Treatment: antibiotics.
  • Prognosis: guarded.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown, may be a genetic predilection.

Predisposing factors

General
  • Breed.

Pathophysiology

  • Poorly understood.
  • Possibly an exaggerated inflammatory response to underlying superficial staphylococcal pyoderma.

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.
  • Mason K V, Halliwell R E, McDougal B J (1986) Characterization of lichenoid-psoriasiform dermatosis of Springer Spaniels. JAVMA 189 (8), 897-901 PubMed.

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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