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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

Limited information is available regarding the use of cyclosporin A (CsA) for the treatment of feline dermatoses. The aim of this retrospective study was therefore to describe the efficacy of CsA for the therapy of eosinophilic granuloma (EG), eosinophilic plaque, indolent ulcer, linear granulomas, ...

Author(s)
Vercelli, A.; Raviri, G.; Cornegliani, L.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Dermatology, 2006, 17, 3, pp 201-206
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

Cutaneous epitheliotropic T-cell lymphoma (CETL) is characterized by cutaneous infiltration of neoplastic T lymphocytes with a specific tropism for the epidermis and adnexal epithelium. This disease is reported very rarely in the cat. Clinical data were collected from an informal discussion with...

Author(s)
Fontaine, J.; Heimann, M.; Day, M. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Dermatology, 2011, 22, 5, pp 454-461
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