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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

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

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

Acute systemic toxoplasmosis was diagnosed in a 4-5-year-old, male, Domestic Short Hair cat, which had been on cyclosporine A immunomodulatory therapy for feline atopy, over an 8-month period. Cyclosporin A (CsA) has shown promising results as a immunosuppresive agent in the cat for the treatment...

Author(s)
Last, R. D.; Suzuki, Y.; Manning, T.; Lindsay, D.; Galipeau, L.; Whitbread, T. J.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Dermatology, 2004, 15, 3, pp 194-198
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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