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Picture This: Management of Canine Pyotraumatic Dermatitis (a.k.a., Hot Spot)

Summer 2018

Palmer LE. 18(2). 105 - 109. (Journal Article)


Pyotraumatic dermatitis (a.k.a., hot spot) is a rapidly developing, superficial, moist, exudative dermatitis commonly induced by self-inflicted trauma. Although not acutely life threatening, these lesions are extremely pruritic and distracting and significantly interfere with the canine's operational effectiveness and ability to stay on task. The review discusses a case, including clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

Keywords: Operational K9s; dog keepers; pyotraumatic dermatitis; hot spot; acute moist dermatitis

PMID: 29889965

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