Canine and Human Atopic Dermatitis: Similarities and Differences

Claude Favrot

Abstract


Canine atopic dermatitis is a very frequent and sometimes very severe disease. This severity impairs the quality of life of the affected patients but also of their owners. The disease is recognized in all breeds and, in some of them, affects up to 50% of the individuals. CAD is characterized by itch and skin redness occurring mainly on the face and feet. The disease is similar to the counterpart in humans and differences between the two conditions are minor.


Keywords


Canine, dog, atopic dermatitis, human

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