Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: pyotraumatic folliculitis

Contributor(s): David Scarff, Susan E Shaw

Introduction

  • Cause: unclear.
  • Signs: plaque-like or discrete nodular skin disease.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs, histopathology, cytopathology.
  • Treatment: systemic and topical antimicrobials, clipping.
  • Prognosis: good.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Predisposing factors

General
  • Hypersensitivity.

Specific

Pathophysiology

  • Unclear.
  • Breed predisposition + hypersensitivity → focal areas of painful or pruritic deep pyoderma → self-traumatization → overlying surface lesions resembling pyotraumatic dermatitis → pyotraumatic folliculitis.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Mason I S (1993) Selection and use of antibacterial agents in canine pyoderma. In Practice 15 (3), 129-134 InPractice.
  • Mason I S (1991) Canine pyoderma. JSAP 32 (8), 381-6 VetMedResource.
  • Reinke S I, Stannard A A, Ihrke P J et al (1987) Histologic features of pyotraumatic dermatitis. JAVMA 190 (1), 57-60 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Ihrke P J (1996)Bacterial skin disease in the dog. A guide to canine pyoderma.Veterinary learning systems, USA, pp 47-49 (Detailed and well presented).


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