Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Juvenile cellulitis

Synonym(s): Juvenile pyoderma, Puppy strangles, Juvenile sterile granulomatous dermatitis and lymphadenitis

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella

Introduction

  • Primarily affects puppies at 3-16 weeks old.
  • Initially acute swelling of eyelids, lips, muzzle.
  • Papules, fistulae and crusts develop rapidly.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown.
  • ?Hereditary immune dysfunction.

Pathophysiology

  • Unknown.
  • No microorganisms found in tissues.
  • Cultures negative.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Jeffers J G, Duclos D D & Goldschmitt M H (1995) A dermatosis resembling juvenile cellulitis in the adult dog. JAAHA 31 (3), 204-208 PubMed.
  • Wisselink M A (1994) German shepherd puppy. Juvenile cellulitis. Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 119 (7), 217, 220 PubMed.
  • Mason I S, Jones J (1989) Juvenile cellulitis in Gordon Setters. Vet Rec 124 (24), 642 PubMed.
  • Reimann K A, Evans L E, Turner S et al (1989) Clinicopathologic characterisation of canine juvenile cellulitis. Vet Pathol 26 (6), 499-504 PubMed.
  • White S D et al (1989) Juvenile cellulitis in dogs 15 cases (1979-1988). JAVMA 195 (11), 1609-11 PubMed.


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