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A prospective study on canine atopic dermatitis and food-induced allergic dermatitis in Switzerland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18477331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Canine atopic dermatitis sensu stricto and food-induced allergic dermatitis are common canine skin conditions, which are often considered clinically undistinguishable. Several attempts have been made to describe populations of atopic dogs and determine breed predisposition but the results were often biased by the use of hospital populations as control group. The present study aims to describe a population of Swiss atopic and food-allergic dogs and to compare it with a data set representing more than 85% of all Swiss dogs. The study, which was carried out during 1 year in several practices and teaching hospital in Switzerland, describes a group of 259 allergic dogs, determines breed predisposition for atopic dermatitis and food-induced allergic dermatitis, compares the clinical signs and features of both conditions, and outlines the clinical picture of five frequently affected breeds.
F Picco; E Zini; C Nett; C Naegeli; B Bigler; S Rüfenacht; P Roosje; M E Ricklin Gutzwiller; S Wilhelm; J Pfister; E Meng; C Favrot
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary dermatology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1365-3164     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-14     Completed Date:  2008-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426187     Medline TA:  Vet Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, Dermatology Unit, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Atopic / epidemiology,  etiology,  genetics,  veterinary*
Dog Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology,  genetics*
Food Hypersensitivity / epidemiology,  etiology,  genetics,  veterinary*
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Prospective Studies
Switzerland / epidemiology

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