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Plasma and skin vitamin E concentrations in canine atopic dermatitis.
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PMID:  23323961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Altered homeostasis of vitamin E has been demonstrated in human atopic dermatitis. Data on plasma and skin vitamin E concentrations in canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) are not available. Objective: To determine vitamin E concentrations in plasma and skin of atopic dogs. Animals and Methods: Vitamin E concentrations in plasma and full-thickness skin biopsies of 15 atopic dogs were related to CAD extent and severity index (CADESI-03) scores and compared to the equivalent concentrations in 17 healthy dogs. Statistically significant differences of measured parameters between the two groups were determined by the nonparametric Mann Whitney U test and correlations between CADESI-03 scores and vitamin E concentrations were evaluated by the Spearman rank test. A value of P < 0.05 was considered significant. Results: Plasma concentrations of vitamin E were significantly lower in atopic dogs than in healthy dogs, with median values of 29.8 and 52.9 μmol/L, respectively. Skin vitamin E values did not differ significantly between patients and healthy controls. The median concentration of skin vitamin E in atopic dogs was higher than that in healthy dogs. No significant correlations were found between CADESI-03 score and plasma vitamin E or skin vitamin E concentrations. Conclusions: Significantly lower plasma vitamin E concentrations in atopic dogs than in healthy controls indicate altered homeostasis of vitamin E in CAD. Clinical importance: Further investigation into vitamin E supplementation in CAD is warranted.
Alja Plevnik Kapun; Janez Salobir; Alenka Levart; Gabrijela Tavčar Kalcher; Alenka Nemec Svete; Tina Kotnik
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary quarterly     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1875-5941     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Q     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7909485     Medline TA:  Vet Q     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a GlaxoSmithKline , Ljubljana , Slovenia.
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