Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: bacterial folliculitis

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, David Scarff

Introduction

  • Common secondary dermatosis.
  • Cause: varied (demodex, dermatophytes, staphylococcus).
  • Signs: pustules and papules, usually ventral abdomen, axillae and groin; may affect dorsal trunk leading to 'moth-eaten' appearance in short-coated breeds.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs, microscopy, bacteriology, histopathology.
  • Treatment: shampoo therapy, antimicrobial therapy, identify and treat predisposing factor.
  • Prognosis: good to excellent.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Littlewood J D et al (1999) Clindamycin hydrochloride and clavulanate-amoxycillin in the treatment of canine superficial pyoderma. Vet Rec 144 (24), 662-665 PubMed.
  • Gross T L, Stannard A A & Yager J A (1997) An anatomical classification of folliculitis. Vet Derm (3), 147-156 VetMedResource.
  • DeBoer D J (1990) Strategies for management of recurrent pyoderma in dogs. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 20 (6), 1509-1524 PubMed.


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