Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: vitamin A-responsive dermatosis

Contributor(s): David Scarff, David Godfrey

Introduction

  • Cause: idiopathic.
  • Signs: adult onset, medically refractory seborrheic skin disease with marked plugging of follicles and hyperkeratotic plaques.
  • Diagnosis: breed, clinical signs, histopathology, and response to treatment.
  • Treatment: vitamin A supplementation to diet.
  • Prognosis: good - lifelong therapy of low cost drugs needed.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Unknown.

Timecourse

  • Develops in adulthood, then lifelong.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Miller W H, Griffin C E & Campbell K L (2013) Vitamin A-responsive dermatosis. In: Muller & Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology. 7th edn. Elsevier Mosby, St Louis, pp 637.
  • Gross T L, Irkhe P J & Walder E J (2005) Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Clinical and Histopathological Diagnosis. 2nd edn. Blackwell Publishing Company, Oxford.


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