Dermatologic diagnosis in the dog. An approach based on skin patterns
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Dermatologic diagnosis in the dog. An approach based on skin patterns

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Using a variety of graphical resources, this atlas describes the cutaneous clinical patterns most commonly encountered in dogs (accounting for 90 % of cases seen in veterinary clinics), as well as the associated aetiologies. For each pattern, corresponding guidelines are provided to ensure correct diagnosis. This book has been designed as an educational guide for veterinary practitioners to facilitate the diagnosis of skin diseases. The wealth of graphical material complementing the text provides veterinary surgeons with reference images with which to compare the cases they encounter in the clinic.

Maite Verde Arribas

Maite Verde graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zaragoza. She holds a PhD in Veterinary Medicine and is a Professor of Animal Medicine and Surgery. She has served as vice-dean of Clinical Services and dean of the Faculty of Zaragoza (1995–2003), as well as vice-president and president of AVEPA (Spanish Association of Small Animal Specialists, 2006–2012). She has been a member of the council of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) (2002–2004), is a current member of the National Commission on Veterinary Specialties of the Spanish Council of Veterinary Colleges, and is the director of the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Zaragoza.

A Professor of Internal Medicine and Dermatology, AVEPA-accredited in Dermatology and Internal Medicine, she is a member of the European Society of Dermatology (ESVD) and has participated in the organisation of the 3 European ESVD congresses held in Spain. She has also served as secretary and president of GEDA, AVEPA’s group of experts in dermatology. She currently heads the Dermatology Service of the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Zaragoza. She has published several works and book chapters on dermatology and internal veterinary medicine and has spoken at congresses and seminars for both academia and private industry.

1. General considerations for diagnosis based on clinical patterns

Introduction

Identify and define the dermatological pattern

Collect basic information

Establish the list of possible causes of the pattern

Propose tests in a logical order

2. Defining cutaneous patterns

Introduction

Pathophysiological responses of the epidermis to aggressions of the skin

Hyperkeratosis: alterations in the cornification process

Acanthosis: epidermal hyperplasia

Apoptosis

Necrosis

Atrophy of the epidermis

Alterations in the epidermal fluid equilibrium

Acantholysis

Exocytosis

Pathophysiological responses of the dermis to skin aggressions

Pathophysiological responses of skin appendages

Pathophysiological responses of the adipose tissue

Cutaneous clinical patterns

Focal-multifocal alopecia pattern

Symmetrical alopecia pattern (regional or generalised)

Scaling/crusting and seborrhoeic pattern

Erosive-ulcerative pattern

Vesicular papulopustular pattern

Nodular pattern

Pigmentary alteration pattern

Pruritus

3. Focal or multifocal alopecia

Introduction

Underlying causes of the pattern

Diagnostic procedure

Analysis of the medical history

General examination

Dermatological examination

Diagnostic protocol

4. Symmetrical alopecia (regional or generalised)

Introduction

Factors involved in hair growth and formation

Underlying causes of the pattern

Diagnostic procedure

Analysis of the medical history

General examination

Dermatological examination

Diagnostic protocol

5. Scaling/crusting and seborrhoeic pattern

Introduction

Underlying causes of the pattern

Primary keratinisation alterations

Secondary keratinisation alterations

Diagnostic procedure

Analysis of the medical history

General examination

Dermatological examination

Diagnostic protocol

6. Erosive-ulcerative pattern

Introduction

Underlying causes of the pattern

Diagnostic procedure

Analysis of the medical history

General examination

Dermatological examination

Diagnostic protocol

7. Papulopustular and vesicular pattern

Introduction

Underlying causes of the pattern

Diagnostic procedure

Analysis of the medical history

General examination

Dermatological examination

Diagnostic protocol

8. When the clinical presentation is pruritus

Introduction

Pathophysiology of pruritus

Causes of pruritic signs

Diagnostic procedure

Analysis of the medical history

Characteristics of pruritus

General examination

Dermatological examination

Diagnostic protocol

Treatment

9. References

9788417225353
  • Language English
  • Author/s Maite Verde Arribas
  • Release date 2018
  • Pages 160
  • Binding Hard cover
  • Dimensions 22 X 28

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