Background: Canine dermatomyositis is a hereditary disease described in collies and Shetland sheep dogs and their cross-breeds. A similar disease, called dermatomyositis-like disease, has been described occasionally in other breeds but never in the Rottweiler. Hypothesis/Objectives: We report on the clinicopathological findings associated with dermatomyositis-like disease in a Rottweiler. Animal: A 7-month-old female Rottweiler was referred for dermatological abnormalities, regurgitation and weakness. Cutaneous abnormalities included alopecia, crusting and scaling on the inner surface of the pinnae, the tip of the tail, periorbital and perilabial skin. The dog also presented onychogryphosis and onychalgia. Methods: Complete blood count, serum biochemistry panel, thoracic radiographs, electromyography, nerve-conduction studies and skin and muscle biopsies were performed. Results: Megaoesophagus, pneumonia, ischaemic dermatopathy and generalized myositis were documented. The final diagnosis was dermatomyositis-like disease. Conclusions and clinical importance: This is the first report of dermatomyositis-like disease in a Rottweiler.
|Autori:||Francesca Bresciani;Laura Zagnoli;Federico Fracassi;Ezio Bianchi;Carlo Cantile;Francesca Abramo;Marco Pietra|
|Titolo:||Dermatomyositis-like disease in a Rottweiler|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/vde.12128|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|