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Skin: atopy - allergen avoidance

Contributor(s): David Godfrey, Charlie Walker

Introduction

  • Atopy Skin: atopy is an inherited predisposition to develop hypersensitivity-mediated skin disease against environmental allergens.
  • Common environmental allergens include house dust mites, storage mites, pollen from grasses, trees, weeds and flowers, and molds.
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Allergy avoidance

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Environmental allergens

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Implicated allergens: epithelials (sheep wool duck/goose/chicken feathers

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Brazus P, Serra M, Selles A, Detijoux F, Biourge V, Puigdemont A (2008) Evaluation of storage mite contamination of commercial dry dog food. Vet Dermatol 19, 209-214 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Miller W H, Griffin C E & Campbell K L (2013) Hypersensitivity disorders. In: Muller & Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology. 7th edn. Elsevier Inc, Missouri, pp 364.


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