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Biopsy Diagnosis: Idiopathic feline ulcerative dermatitis

Lilly
November 8th, 2006, 05:58 PM
thanks for the help

Maya
November 8th, 2006, 06:14 PM
Here's the link to the other thread in case anyone wants to take a look at the lesion and get a bit more history.

It is graphic.

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=32302

barkley21
November 8th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Hi Maya,
Sorry, I have no experience with this condition but I tried finding out some info on it online and it's really hard to come by! Most articles said the cause isn't always very clear and many meds don't work. Here's an excerpt from one article...

IDIOPATHIC ULCERATIVE DERMATITIS OF THE SHOULDER AREA

Lesions are focal, usually singular, intensely pruritic, erosive to ulcerative and most commonly located over the dorsal interscapular region. Lesions will resolve if protected (e.g. e-collar). Histopathologic findings are nonspecific. Response to antibiotics, glucocorticoids and psychoactive drugs (e.g. clomipramine) is poor. More recently, dramatic responses have been noted to oral cyclosporine (beginning at 5 mg/kg/day).

Good luck with it and let us know how it goes :fingerscr

TeriM
November 9th, 2006, 12:43 AM
My cat had pretty bad allergies. We finally ended up putting him on a raw food diet and now he has a gorgeous coat and is much more social.
I don't know if it would help in this case but might be worth a try.