Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Diseases

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Abstract

One of the best-recognized cutaneous manifestations of internal disease includes the skin changes seen in endocrine diseases. Cutaneous manifestations of internal disease can also be seen with certain neoplastic processes. Metabolic disturbances in zinc, lipid metabolism, or increased amino acid catabolism can result in zinc-responsive dermatosis, cutaneous xanthomas, and superficial necrolytic dermatitis, respectively. Certain infectious diseases can result in skin lesions that may provide visual clues but also critical diagnostic information if the skin is biopsied and cultured. Recognizing those skin changes that are clinical markers for internal disease can expedite the diagnosis and timely management of several systemic diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-152
Number of pages18
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Cutaneous markers of internal disease
  • Endocrine skin disease
  • Metabolic skin disease
  • Paraneoplastic skin disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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