Canine atopical dermatitis –literature review
Breno Henrique Alves, José Antônio Viana, Natália do Prado Alves e Rodrigues, Ana Luiza de Pádua Pristo, Lauren Silva Maia, Shayene Mara Vaz da Silva, Thaís Rosa Rodrigues da Cunha
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
Canine atopic dermatitis (DAC) is an allergic, inflammatory, pruritic, allergic skin disease, with very characteristic clinical features. It is directly associated with IgE (immunoglobulin E) antibodies against environmental allergens. The patient becomes sensitized to such environmental allergens which, in non-atopic animals, no longer cause disease. In addition to genetics, parasitic diseases, viral infections, vaccination with live modified viruses, have been shown to increase the production of specific IgE for environmental allergens, these being other relevant factors in the development of atopic dermatitis, although, although the disease has been related to Some breeds are more predisposed to develop atopic dermatitis such as Lhasa Apso, ScothTerrier, Dalmatian, Miniature Schnauzer, Foxhound, Scoth Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Shar Pei, Boston Terrier, Pug, Belgian Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Shih Tzu, Labrador, English Setter, Boxer. Canine atopic dermatitis may also affect mongrel dogs (Undefined). The age at which clinical signs begin to manifest can range fromsix months to seven years, so that 70% of dogs develop AD between one and three years of age.