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Acanthosis Nigricans In Dogs:Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms

Dog Medicine
Acanthosis nigricans is a skin disease characterized by hyperplasia of the papillary layer, hyperkeratosis of the epidermis and increased pigmentation in dogs. It is more common in German shepherds and beagles. Its etiology is related to endocrine disorders, especially thyroid dysfunction. The color gradually darkens.

Causes of Acanthosis Nigricans In Dogs

The etiology of the disease is related to the disorder of hormone secretion in dogs, especially to the disorder of thyroid function.

Acanthosis Nigricans In Dogs Symptoms

Its clinical symptoms are characterized by symmetrical hair removal, hyperpigmentation, thickening and hardening of the diseased skin tissue, which eventually lead to varying degrees of atrophy.

Diagnostic criteria For Acanthosis Nigricans In Dogs

The diagnosis was confirmed by clinical symptoms.

Acanthosis Nigricans In Dogs Treatment

Thyroxine preparations, such as triiodothyronine, can be taken orally at 1.0mg/Kg per day for 1 month. In severe disease dogs, corticosteroids, thyrotropin and iodine preparations can be used together. For local treatment, sulfur soap can be used to wash the dog's body, and then apply corticosteroids.