J Biomed Res.  2013 Sep;14(3):180-183.

Juvenile cellulitis in a 7-month-old Shih-Tzu dog

Affiliations
  • 1Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763, Korea. kangbt@cbu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathobiology, Small Animal Tumor Diagnostic Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Korea.
  • 3Research Institute of Life Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 660-701, Korea.

Abstract

A-7-month-old, intact male Shih-Tzu dog was referred with facial dermatitis and stifle pain with 7 days duration. Erythema, hemorrhage, and crusted nodular lesions of the face, swollen eyelids, and otitis externa were observed. A painful response was noted on palpation of the right stifle joint. Impression smears and skin biopsies revealed pyogranulomatous inflammation consistent with canine juvenile cellulitis (CJC). Skin lesions and pain were greatly improved following immunosuppressive corticosteroid therapy. This report firstly describes clinical and histopathological findings as well as treatment responses of CJC in a 7-month-old, domestic dog.

Keyword

dog; juvenile cellulitis; pyogranulomatous inflammation

MeSH Terms

Animals
Biopsy
Cellulitis*
Dermatitis
Dogs*
Erythema
Eyelids
Hemorrhage
Humans
Infant*
Inflammation
Joints
Male
Otitis Externa
Palpation
Skin
Stifle
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