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Background - Hypersensitivity (allergic) dermatitis (HD) is commonly seen in cats, causing pruritus and various patterns of skin lesions, including at least one of the following: head and neck excoriations, self-induced alopecia, eosinophilic plaques and miliary dermatitis. Few studies have...

Author(s)
Steffan, J.; Olivry, T.; Forster, S. L.; Seewald, W.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Dermatology, 2012, 23, 5, pp 410-e77
Abstract

Although feline atopy was first described more than 25 years ago, the immunopathogenesis of this disease is still not entirely understood. It is thought to be similar to that of canine atopy. Cats can develop a variety of pruritic skin conditions including self-induced alopecia, cervico-facial...

Author(s)
Prost, C.
Publisher
Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), Paris, France
Citation
European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, 2009, 19, 3, pp 223-229
Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of ciclosporin in cats with allergic skin disease. Methods: Ten cats with signs of allergic skin disease were administered ciclosporin daily at a dose of 3.6 to 8.3 mg/kg for one month. None of these cats had previously responded to a hypoallergenic diet trial,...

Author(s)
Noli, C.; Scarampella, F.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2006, 47, 8, pp 434-438
Abstract

Managing cats with pruritic skin diseases can be challenging. Some owners do not believe that their cats are pruritic and they may present them to the practice for apparently spontaneous lesions such as eosinophilic plaques and alopecia. It is imperative to use a systematic approach to diagnosis....

Author(s)
Macfarlane, C.; Nuttall, T.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2013, 4, 7, pp 384-391
Abstract

Sixteen cats with allergic dermatitis and six control cats with no skin disease were examined. Lymphoid and histiocytic cells in skin sections were examined immunohistochemically and mast cells were identified by toluidine blue staining. The 16 allergic cats showed one or more of several features...

Author(s)
Taglinger, K.; Day, M. J.; Foster, A. P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2007, 137, 4, pp 211-223
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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