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An approach to focal and multifocal alopecia

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Abstract

This chapter covers the history and physical examination necessary when dealing with focal or multifocal alopecia, as well as diagnostic tests and differential diagnosis.

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17.1 Multifocal areas of non-pruritic alopecia in an adolescent mixed-breed dog.
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17.2 Patchy self-induced alopecia on the paw of an atopic dog.
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17.4 General approach to alopecia. DTM = dermatophyte test medium.
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17.5 Approach to multifocal alopecia. DTM = dermatophyte test medium.
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17.6 Well demarcated alopecia due to bacterial pyoderma and demodicosis. The patient had been receiving antipruritic and anti-inflammatory drugs for allergic dermatitis. (Courtesy of the University of Florida)
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17.7 Alopecia due to leishmaniosis. (Courtesy of Maite Verde, Zaragoza University)
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17.8 Localized vaccination reaction, resulting in focal alopecia and depigmentation. (Note that the area has been shaved for better visualization)
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17.9 Cicatricial alopecia on the forelimbs of a Shetland Sheepdog with dermatomyositis.
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17.10 Alopecia on the neck of a dog associated with a subcutaneous injection. (Courtesy of the University of Florida)
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17.11 Canine X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. (Courtesy of Hilary Jackson)
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17.12 Black hair follicle dysplasia and alopecia in a Yorkshire Terrier. Note that the alopecia only affects the dark hairs.

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