Canine allergic dermatitis: advances and pitfalls in diagnosis*
Canine allergic dermatitis: advances and pitfalls in diagnosis
Allergic skin diseases are some of the most common skin conditions seen in general practice. Reaching a diagnosis is generally a complex process, and depending solely on the results of laboratory testing, can lead to misdiagnosis and unnecessary lifelong treatment. Over the last decade, new diagnostic tests have been offered by laboratories, but unless these are interpreted correctly, taking into consideration the history, clinical signs and exposure, they are of limited value. The aim of this paper is to discuss diagnostic tests and the pitfalls in the diagnosis of canine allergic dermatitis (flea allergic dermatitis, adverse food reactions and atopic dermatitis).
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Dr Anita Patel BVM DVD FRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology