Feline allergic skin diseases

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Very little is known about allergic skin disorders in cats and most of the data have been drawn from observations made by individual dermatologists. In fact, the exact role of immunoglobulin (Ig)E in the pathogenesis of these disorders is still largely speculative. Given that atopic dermatitis is a term usually employed for conditions mediated by IgE, in this chapter the term feline hypersensitivity dermatitis is used. This term encompasses all chronic and recurring pruritic and glucocorticoid-responsive skin conditions, provided that those resembling, or potentially resembling, dermatoses caused by fleas or other ectoparasites, dermatophytosis, psychogenic dermatoses, bacterial dermatoses and viral skin diseases have been ruled out. The chapter discusses the following: Epidemiology; Differential diagnosis; Clinical approach; and Treatment.

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19.2 Self-induced symmetrical alopecia associated with miliary dermatitis in a cat with flea allergy dermatitis.
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19.3 Erosions, ulcerations and self-induced alopecia around the ear in a cat with hypersensitivity dermatitis.
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19.4 Non-inflammatory self-induced alopecia on the ventral abdomen of a Domestic Shorthaired cat.
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19.5 Interdigital erythema without other skin changes is a rare clinical sign of feline hypersensitivity dermatitis.
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19.7 A 5-month-old female spayed Domestic Shorthaired cat with food-induced hypersensitivity dermatitis. The same cat after 10 weeks on a limited antigen diet trial.

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