A two-month-old female German shepherd dog was presented with a history of ulcerated central pads of all four feet. On physical examination, the footpads were swollen, soft and ulcerated. On the nasal planum there was a partially depigmented nodule. Multiple biopsies were taken from the cutaneous lesions and histological examination revealed focal collagen degeneration and vasculitis. A diagnosis of familial cutaneous vasculopathy was made. Seven months later the nasal nodule had disappeared and the footpads were still swollen but non-ulcerated. At this time, the dog manifested a generalised pustular demodicosis.
|Journal||Journal of Small Animal Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|