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Canine atopic dermatitis: detailed guidelines for diagnosis and allergen identification

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, August 2015
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Title
Canine atopic dermatitis: detailed guidelines for diagnosis and allergen identification
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12917-015-0515-5
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Authors

Patrick Hensel, Domenico Santoro, Claude Favrot, Peter Hill, Craig Griffin

Abstract

Canine atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, genetically predisposed, inflammatory and pruritic skin disease. The variation in clinical presentations, due to genetic factors, extent of the lesions, stage of the disease, secondary infections, as well as resemblance to other non-atopic related skin diseases, can complicate a diagnosis of canine AD. A sub-group of the International Committee for Allergic Diseases in Animals (ICADA) was tasked with the development of a set of practical guidelines that can be used to assist practitioners and researchers in the diagnosis of canine AD. Online citation databases and abstracts from international meetings were searched for publications related to the topic, and combined with expert opinion where necessary. The final set of guidelines was approved by the entire ICADA committee. A total of 81 publications relevant for this review were identified. The guidelines generated focus on three aspects of the diagnostic approach: 1. Ruling out of other skin conditions with clinical signs resembling, or overlapping with canine AD. 2. Detailed interpretation of the historical and clinical features of patients affected by canine AD. 3. Allergy testing by intradermal versus allergen-specific IgE serum testing. The diagnosis of canine AD is based on meeting clinical criteria and ruling out other possible causes with similar clinical signs. Flea combing, skin scraping and cytology should be performed, where necessary, as part of a thorough work-up. Elimination diet trials are required for patients with perennial pruritus and/or concurrent gastrointestinal signs. Once a clinical diagnosis of canine AD is made, allergy testing can be performed to identify potential causative allergens for allergen-specific immunotherapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 286 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 58 20%
Student > Bachelor 54 19%
Other 37 13%
Student > Postgraduate 25 9%
Researcher 18 6%
Other 47 16%
Unknown 51 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 152 52%
Medicine and Dentistry 29 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 2%
Other 14 5%
Unknown 55 19%

Attention Score in Context

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#1,872,805
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#1
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