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Skin Diseases Pruritic Notes

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3. Skin Diseases - Pruritic Definition : The sensation that provokes the desire to scratch, rub, chew, or lick. Pruritus is an indicator of inflammed skin. Clinical Signs

• History e.g. common complaint

• Scratching, licking, biting or chewing

• Evidence of self trauma and cutaneous inflammation may be necessary to make the diagnosis

• In cats, which can be secretive lickers, alopecia without inflammation, may be the only sign.

• Visible excoriations, erythema, alopecia, lichenification (chronic) Causes : Parasitic

• Fleas, scabies, demodex, otodectes, notoedres, cheyletiella, trombicula, lice, pelodera, endoparasite migration. Allergic

• Parasite allergy, atopy, food allergy, contact allergy, drug allergy, "bacterial hypersensitivity". Bacterial/fungal

• Staph. Pyoderma, Malassezia pachydermatis, Dermatophytosis. Miscellaneous

• Primary and seconday seborrhea, calcinosis cutis, cutaneous neoplasia, immune mediated dermatosis and endocrine dermatosis can be variably pruritic. Endocrinopathies generally cause non-pruritic dermatoses, while secondary seborrhea or pyoderma can elicit pruritus. Dogs Fleas Scabies Demodex Pyoderma Seborrhea Atopy Acral Lick Dermatitis

Cats Fleas Eosinophilic Plaque Otodectes Food Allergy


• History and Physical exam

• Age o Young →Flea allergy, scabies. Demodex, Ear Mites, Internal parasite hypersensitivity o Adults → Atopy, Food Allergy, Pyoderma, Seborrhea

• Breed Predisposition o Golden Retrievers and Terriers → Atopy o Sharpeis → Demodex, pyoderma, atopy, food allergy

• Diet o Food allergies o Lipid def. may result in pruritis or exacerbate other conditions

• Environment → other animals, parasites, dust mites

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