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Eosinophilic granuloma complex (EGC) is a common feline dermatological reaction pattern that includes eosinophilic plaques, eosinophilic granulomas and indolent ulcers. Most cases are associated with allergy. Flea bite hypersensitivity is the most common trigger, followed by cutaneous adverse food...

Author(s)
Paterson, S.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2016, 21, 5, pp 256-264
Abstract

Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) is one of the most common allergic skin diseases of cats, especially in areas where fleas are endemic. This chapter discusses four common reaction patterns: miliary dermatitis, symmetric alopecia, head and neck excoriations, and eosinophilic granuloma complex. Miliary...

Author(s)
Logas, D.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Veterinary allergy, 2014, pp 252-254
Abstract

Fleas are the most common ectoparasites and flea bite allergy is often seen in cats. The clinical signs are represented by pruritus, excoriations, self-inflicted alopecia, manifestations of the eosinophilic granuloma complex and miliary dermatitis, which often, but not exclusively, involve the...

Author(s)
Noli, C.
Publisher
Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), Paris, France
Citation
European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, 2009, 19, 3, pp 249-253
Abstract

The pathogenesis of flea allergy, clinical entities (miliary dermatitis; eosinophilic plaque, collagenolytic granuloma, alopecia) as well as flea control and symptomatic treatment are discussed.

Author(s)
Plant, J. D.
Citation
Veterinary Medicine, 1992, 86, 5, pp 482...486
Abstract

Of the dermatoses which affect cats, the most common is eczema. It is usually of a mixed acute and chronic or purely chronic type and of obscure aetiology. Treatment is largely symptomatic, the most effective being the use of prednisolone in adequate dosage coupled with local treatment with...

Author(s)
Thornton, G. W.
Citation
Cornell Veterinarian, 1963, 53, pp 144-157

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