Organic diseases mimicking acral lick dermatitis in six dogs

Philippe Denerolle, Stephen D White, Tara S. Taylor, Sophie I J Vandenabeele

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Acral lick dermatitis ("lick granuloma") in dogs is often thought to have a behavioral etiology. However, other diseases may cause lesions on the distal legs, mimicking acral lick dermatitis. In this report, six dogs were presented with acral lick dermatitis-like lesions from different underlying causes - namely lymphoma, an orthopedic pin, deep pyoderma, mast cell tumor, leishmaniasis, and (presumptive) sporotrichosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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