Mystery dermatology: cases that make you go "Huh?" (Proceedings)

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Mystery dermatology: cases that make you go "Huh?" (Proceedings)

May 01, 2011

Case 1: Bob

  • Signalment: 3 years old, castrated male, DSH
  • History: Two month history of facial pruritus. This cat is current on his vaccinations and he lives with one other cat. The other cat is grooming more than usual.
  • Clinical Signs: Alopecia and excoriations are present on the face. The rest of the body has no obvious skin lesions.

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Case 2: Bailey

  • Signalment: 3 month old, female, Chihuahua
  • History: Two month history of pruritus and crusting on both ears. Vulvar and vaginal areas are erythematous and swollen. Past treatments include: Albon, Amoxicillin, Clindamycin, prednisolone, diphenhydramine. According to the owner, the skin condition got worse when the dog was started on the amoxicillin (owner believes an allergic reaction occurred). The prednisone appears to help with the pruritus (when dog weaned off this drug the pruritus got worse). This dog is 10 out of 10 pruritic.
  • Clinical Signs: T= 101.8 degrees F, P= 158 bpm, R= 44 bpm, wt= 2.2 pounds. Severe erythema and crusts on both ears. An area of alopecia was present on the left shoulder. Anal and vaginal areas were erythematous and swollen. Partial alopecia was present on the tail.

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