Familial cutaneous vasculopathy and demodicosis in a German shepherd dog

A. Fondati, M. D. Fondevila, A. Minghelli, E. Romano, B. Varazzani

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)137-139
    JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


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