The usefulness of dermoscopy in canine pattern alopecia: a descriptive study.

Zanna G, Roccabianca P, Zini E, Legnani S, Scarampella F, Arrighi S, Tosti A. Veterinary  Dermatology. 2016 Jul 18. doi: 10.1111/vde.12359. Background Dermoscopic studies evaluating noninflammatory, nonpruritic progressive alopecia attributable to pattern alopecia are currently unavailable. Hypothesis/objectives To evaluate the dermoscopic features observed in healthy skin of short coated dogs and compare these findings with those observed in dogs affected by […]

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Dermoscopic evaluation of skin in healthy cats

Giordana Zanna, Edoardo Auriemma,Silvana Arrighi, Anna Attanasi, Eric Zini and Fabia Scarampella Veterinary Dermatology Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 14–e4, February 2015 Background Dermoscopy is a diagnostic tool that can reveal morphological structures not visible upon clinical examination. Hypothesis/Objectives To assess the usefulness and applicability of dermoscopy for the examination of healthy cat skin. Animals […]

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Dermoscopic features in 12 cats with dermatophytosis and in 12 cats with self-induced alopecia due to other causes: an observational descriptive study

Veterinary Dermatology Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 282–e63, August 2015 Background Dermoscopy is a noninvasive technique allowing rapid magnified in vivo observation of the skin and structures that lie beneath the skin surface. Various congenital and acquired hair shaft abnormalities may also be evaluated by dermoscopy. Additionally, characteristic features of Microsporum canis-induced tinea capitis and trichotillomania in humans have been reported. Objectives […]

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