FOCAL AND GENERALIZED ALOPECIA

HA ODAIR*, AP FOSTER, Aiden P Foster

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Abstract

Focal or generalized alopecia is defined as hair loss affecting the ventral, lateral, perineal, and dorsal aspects of the trunk of the cat, usually in a symmetric pattern. This may be attributable to failure of hair coat production, excess loss of hair due to self trauma, or excess shedding of whole hairs. Self trauma is the most common cause of hair loss and is associated particularly with flea allergy dermatitis. Other causes of hair loss are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-870
Number of pages20
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice
Volume25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995

Keywords

  • EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
  • FELINE DERMATOLOGY
  • MILIARY DERMATITIS
  • CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM
  • SKIN DISEASES
  • CATS
  • DEMODICOSIS
  • DEFICIENCY
  • MANAGEMENT
  • ALLERGY

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