Background: It is commonly accepted that canine dystrophic mineralization of the hair follicle glassy membrane can be seen in hyperadrenocorticism and as a senile change in poodles. Pathology textbooks define this change as deposition of calcium salts in the form of basophilic, amorphous, granular material along collagen fibrils. Hypothesis/Objectives: The aim was to evaluate whether the incidence of the lesion is specific to poodles and if it is always associated with calcium deposition. Animals: One hundred and forty-seven dogs divided into three groups: (i) 91 normal poodles; (ii) 40 dogs of other breeds; and (iii) 16 dogs with clinical/histopathological diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism. Methods and materials: Retrospective study; with haematoxylin and eosin, and von Kossa staining. Results: Our findings demonstrate that perifollicular changes of the hair follicle glassy membrane of poodles are not always associated with calcium deposition. Conclusions and clinical importance: A specific staining is needed to identify true calcium deposition when performing histological examination of the skin of poodles.

Aging-associated perifollicular changes and calcium deposition in poodles

Miragliotta, Vincenzo
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Coli, Alessandra;Abramo, Francesca
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2019

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Background: It is commonly accepted that canine dystrophic mineralization of the hair follicle glassy membrane can be seen in hyperadrenocorticism and as a senile change in poodles. Pathology textbooks define this change as deposition of calcium salts in the form of basophilic, amorphous, granular material along collagen fibrils. Hypothesis/Objectives: The aim was to evaluate whether the incidence of the lesion is specific to poodles and if it is always associated with calcium deposition. Animals: One hundred and forty-seven dogs divided into three groups: (i) 91 normal poodles; (ii) 40 dogs of other breeds; and (iii) 16 dogs with clinical/histopathological diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism. Methods and materials: Retrospective study; with haematoxylin and eosin, and von Kossa staining. Results: Our findings demonstrate that perifollicular changes of the hair follicle glassy membrane of poodles are not always associated with calcium deposition. Conclusions and clinical importance: A specific staining is needed to identify true calcium deposition when performing histological examination of the skin of poodles.
Miragliotta, Vincenzo; Buonamici, Sharon; Coli, Alessandra; Abramo, Francesca
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