Clinical approach to Feline Dermatologic Diseases

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Clinical approach to Feline Dermatologic Diseases

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Authors: Marsella, Rosanna
Release date: 2021
ISBN: 9788821450761
Pages: 200
Binding: Hard cover
Dimensions: 21,6 x 28

Cats are not small dogs and they are frequently forgotten in the literature. This book is intended to be an easy to use reference for practitioners and dermatology enthusiasts that only focuses on cats and their manifestations of skin disease. The emphasis will be on problem-based approach with numerous flowcharts and clinical images to provide examples of the various manifestations of skin disease in cats. The prominence is placed on clinically applicable information and experienced based clinical tips to help clinicians troubleshoot the various clinical presentations of skin disease in this species. Many dermatologic diseases may look alike and the purpose of this book is to help clinicians successfully diagnose the underlying disease rather than empirically treat symptoms. Particular emphasis will be placed on syndromes that are peculiar of cats and the special precautions that need to be taken when prescribing treatments in this species.

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Rosanna Marsella

Graduated from the University of Milano in 1991 and became a board certified dermatologist in 1996. She has been a faculty member at the University of Florida (UF) since then and is the director of the Laboratory of Comparative Dermatology at UF and a Full Professor.

Dr. Marsella has devoted her research on understanding of allergic skin diseases and identification of novel treatments. Dr. Marsella has authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles in veterinary dermatology. She is the past president of the American Veterinary College of Dermatology, has co-edited the British Small Animal Manual of Veterinary Dermatology and authored a book on Equine dermatology.

CHAPTER 1: Clinical approach to feline patients with Skin disorders
	General onsiderations 
	Signalment and history
	Physical examination 
		Definition and examples of primary lesions
		Examples of secondary lesions
		Dermatological terms frequently used
	Approach to the disease
	Concluding remarks

CHAPTER 2: Diagnostic tests in feline dermatology
	General onsiderations
	Skin cytology
	Skin scraping
	Direct hair examination
	Wood’s lamp
	Fungal culture using Dermatophyte test media (DTM)
	Bacterial culture
	Skin biopsy
	Skin test
	Patch test

CHAPTER 3: Dermatologic therapy
	General consideration
	Therapy for ectoparasites
	Therapy for fungal infections
	Therapy for bacterial infections
	Therapy for allergic and autoimmune diseases
		Allergies
		Autoimmune skin diseases
	Therapy for diseases of keratinization

CHAPTER 4: Clinical approach to feline pruritus
	General considerations
	Diagnosis of pruritus
		Distribution of lesions
		Diagnostic tools
		Etiological diagnosis

CHAPTER 5: Clinical approach to feline allergic skin diseases
	General consideration
	Food allergies
	Environmental allergies
	Flea allergy

CHAPTER 6: Clinical approach o feline superficial fungal infections
	Dermatophytosis (“ringworm”)
	Prevalence and evelopment of infection
	Clinical signs
	Diagnosis
	Treatment
	Environmental decontamination and tips for the management of dermatophytosis in a cattery/shelter setting
	Malassezia dermatitis

CHAPTER 7: Clinical approach to feline ectoparasites
	General consideration
	Fleas
	Mites
		Notoedres
		Otodectes
		Demodex in cats
	Cheyletiella
	Pediculosis

CHAPTER 8: Clinical approach to feline crusting dermatitis
	General onsiderations
	Etiologies of crusting dermatitis
		Bacteria and parasites
		Allergic diseases
		Autoimmune diseases
		Viral diseases
		Bullous diseases and vasculitis
		Idiopathic ulcerative dermatitis
		Metabolic causes
		Neoplasia
		Malassezia overgrowth
		Primary keratinization alteration
	Distribution of crusting dermatitis lesions
	Clinical signs
	Diagnosis of crusting dermatitis
	Treatment of crusting dermatitis
	Pemphigus foliaceous

CHAPTER 9: Clinical approach o feline nodular dermatitis
	General consideration
	Clinical approach
		Importance of signalment and history
		Physical examination
		Initial diagnostic approach
	Infectious diseases 04
		Fungal diseases
		Bacterial diseases
		Algae and oomyces
	Sterile/Inflammatory disease

CHAPTER 10: Clinical approach to eosinophilic granuloma	complex
	Indolent ulcer
	Eosinophilic granuloma
	Eosinophilic plaque

CHAPTER 11: Clinical approach to feline ulcerative diseases
		General consideration
		Importance of istory and physical examination
		Vasculitis
	Erythema multiforme
	Toxic epidermal necrolysis
	Pemphigus vulgaris
	Bullous pemphigoid
	Systemic lupus erythematosus
	Idiopathic ulcerative disease
	Indolent ulcers
	Skin fragility syndrome

CHAPTER 12: Clinical approach to feline alopecia 
	General consideration
	Distribution and localization of alopecia
	Diagnostic approach
	Mechanisms for alopecia

CHAPTER 13: Clinical approach to feline otitis
	General consideration
	Factors involved in otitis externa
		Otitis externa vs. otitis media
	Diagnostic approach to otitis externa
	Approach to otitis media
	Approach o Pseudomonas cases
		A note about ear cleaners

CHAPTER 14: Clinical approach to feline facial dermatitis
	General consideration
	Allergies
	Parasites
	Immunomediated diseases
	Nodular diseases
	Viral diseases
	Polychondritis
	Diseases of the planum nasale

CHAPTER 15: Clinical approach to feline pododermatitis and nail diseases
	General consideration
		Terminology
	Differential diagnosis
		Infectious diseases
		Allergic disease
		Plasma cell pododermatitis
		Other conditions

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Clinical approach to Feline Dermatologic Diseases

Clinical approach to Feline Dermatologic Diseases

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Authors: Marsella, Rosanna
Release date: 2021
ISBN: 9788821450761
Pages: 200
Binding: Hard cover
Dimensions: 21,6 x 28

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