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Skin inflammation caused by plugged sebaceous glands and comedone development from papules and pustules.
Acute moist dermatitis
Bacterial skin disease that is worsened by licking and scratching; also called hot spot.
Hypersensitivity reaction in animals involving pruritus with secondary dermatitis; commonly called allergies or allergic dermatitis.
Multiple contained skin elevations filled with fluid that are greater then 0.5 cm in diameter. Singular= bulla
Discoid lupus erythematosus
Canine autoimmune disease in which the bridge of the nose (and sometimes the face and lips) exhibit depigmentation, erythema, scaling, and erosions; abbreviated DLE; may have been called collie nose or solar dermatitis in the past.
Purplish nonelevated patch of bleeding into the skin; also called a bruise; Plural = ecchymoses
General term for inflammatory skin disease characterized by erythema, papules, vesicles, crusts, and scabs either alone or in combination.
Eosinophilic granuloma complex
Collective name for autoimmune lesion of eosinophilic ulcer, eosinophilic plaque, and linear granuloma found in cats and rarely in dogs.
Feline Miliary Dermatitis
Skin disease of cats in which multiple crusts and bumps are present predominantly on the dorsum; the disease can be associated with many causes.
Abnormal passage from an internal organ to the body surface or between two internal organs. Plural = fistulae
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin caused by an allergic reaction to flea saliva; abbreviated FAD.
Tissue damage caused by extreme cold or contact with chemicals with extreme temperature (e.g. liquid nitrogen).
Lesion characterized by thick scales, cracking , and red raw surface caused by the persistence of keratinocyte nuclei in the horny layer of skin.
Most common form of pemphigus, which consists of shallow ulcerations frequently involving the oral mucosa and mucocutaneous junctions.
Condition characterized by hemorrage into the skin that causes bruising. Two types are ecchymosis and petechia.
Skin disease in puppies that progresses to a systemic disease characterized by fever, anorexia, and enlarged and abscessing lymph nodes; also called puppy strangles.
Mark left by a healing lesion where excess collagen was produced to replace injured tissue; also called cicatrix or cicatrices, which are multiple scars.
Erosions of skin or mucous membranes as a result of prolonged pressure; also called bedsores.
Contained skin elevation filled with fluid that is greater than 0.5 cm in diameter; also called a blister, bulla, or bleb.
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