Antihistamines in the management of canine atopic dermatitis: A retrospective study of 171 dogs (1992-1998)

Gila Zur, Peter Ihrke, Stephen White, Philip Kass

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Abstract

Antihistamines were prescribed for 178 of 271 dogs with a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the University of California, Davis from 1992 to 1998. Fifty-four percent of 166 dogs given antihistamines responded favorably to these treatments, with 27% of the responses rated as good and 27% rated as moderate. Diphenhydramine and hydroxyzine were the most commonly used antihistamines and were the most frequently effective. Chlorpheniramine and clemastine were administered less frequently and had much lower positive response rates. Responses to antihistamines as a group were significantly better in dogs having onset of clinical signs at younger ages (odds ratios for 1-year increase in age = 0.72, 95% confidence interval = 0.57 to 0.91, P = .005). INTRODUCTION

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVeterinary Therapeutics
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

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