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Skin: spiculosis (Kerry Terrier)

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Introduction

  • Rare disorder of young Kerry Blue Terrier.
  • Cause: follicular dysplasia.
  • Signs: affects young intact males.
  • Spicules of keratin protrude from follicles.
  • Diagnosis: breed, clinical signs, histopathology.
  • Treatment: none may be necessary, isotretinoin in severe cases.
  • Prognosis: good.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Follicular dysplasia.
  • Hyperkeratosis within follicles produces spicules of keratin.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Scott D W, Miller W H & Griffin C E (1995)Small Animal Dermatology.5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. ISBN 0 7216 4850 9.
  • Yager J A & Wilcock B P (1994)Color Atlas and Text of Surgical Pathology of the Dog and Cat.London: Wolfe Publishing, Mosby Year Book Europe. ISBN 0 7234 1827 6.
  • Gross T L, Irkhe P J & Walder E J (1992)Veterinary Dermatopathology.St Louis: Mosby Year Book. ISBN 0 8016 5809 8.

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