Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: impetigo

Synonym(s): Juvenile pustular dermatitis, puppy pyoderma

Contributor(s): David Scarff

Introduction

  • Cause: often associated with poor management.
  • Signs: relatively benign pustular dermatosis affecting the inguinal and axillary regions of sexually immature animals.
  • Diagnosis: signs.
  • Treatment: most resolve spontaneously.
  • Prognosis: usually excellent.

Pathogenesis

Predisposing factors

General
  • Ectoparasites.
  • Endoparasites.
  • Poor nutrition.
  • Unhygienic environment.
  • Immune-mediated disease.
  • Viral infection.

Specific

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

Organisation(s)

  • British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group, Secretary: N.R. Smart BVSc CertSAD MRCVS, Seadown Veterinary Hospital, Frost Lane, Hyte, SO4 6NG, UK.
  • European Society of Veterinary Dermatology, Secretary: Richard G. Harvey, The Veterinary Center, 207 Daventry Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV3 5HH, UK.


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