Atopic dermatitis and food-responsive dermatosis

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Canine atopic dermatitis is the most common manifestation of the atopic disease. This chapter covers the pathogenesis of environmental atopic disease and food-responsive dermatosis, as well as the clinical approach to them and their treatment.

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9.2 Canine atopic dermatitis. (a) Ventral erythema of the axillae, abdomen and groin in a crossbreed dog. (b) Interdigital erythema in a 3-year-old neutered Labrador Retriever bitch. (c) A 3-year-old male Labrador Retriever with typical clinical features of atopic dermatitis. Note the involvement of the paws, ventral abdomen and periorbital areas. Alopecia is secondary to self-trauma.
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9.3 Lichenification and hyperpigmentation in a dog with chronic atopic dermatitis. Note the typical distribution of lesions. (a) Periocular region, muzzle and pinnae. (b) Axilla and inner forelimb.
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9.4 Chronic otitis externa in a 5-year-old Cocker Spaniel with atopic dermatitis.
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9.5 Focal acral lick dermatitis of the left foreleg of a 7-year-old German Shepherd Dog bitch with atopic dermatitis.
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9.6 Bacterial folliculitis on the ventral abdomen of a dog with atopic dermatitis.
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9.7 Intertriginous dermatitis in the axillary region of a Beagle with canine atopic dermatitis.
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9.9 Multifocal folliculitis on the trunk of a 10-month-old Dogue de Bordeaux with a food-responsive dermatosis.
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9.10 (a) A 10-month-old neutered Labrador Retriever bitch with a food-responsive dermatosis. The clinical signs are concentrated on the face. (b) The same dog after 4 weeks on a hypoallergenic diet trial.
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