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Sebaceous gland melanosis in dogs with endocrine skin disease or follicular dysplasia: a retrospective study

Author:
BAGLADI, MARY S., SCOTT, DANNY W., MILLER, WILLIAM H., JR
Source:
Veterinary dermatology 1996 v.7 no.2 pp. 85-90
ISSN:
0959-4493
Subject:
biopsy, dog diseases, dogs, endocrine diseases, granules, melanin, retrospective studies, sebaceous glands
Abstract:
Abstract Skin biopsy specimens from 107 dogs with endocrine skin disorders were examined for the presence of melanin granules in the sebaceous glands or ducts (sebaceous gland melanosis). Nineteen of these cases (17.8%) had sebaceous gland melanosis. Skin biopsy specimens from 71 dogs with follicular dysplasia were similarly examined and 27 (38.0%) had sebaceous gland melanosis. Sebaceous gland melanosis alone cannot be used to differentiate histologically follicular dysplasia and endocrine skin disorders.[Bagladi, M.S., Scott, D.W., Miller, W.H. Sebaceous gland melanosis in dogs with endocrine skin disease or follicular dysplasia: A retrospective study. Veterinary Dermatology 1996; 7: 85–90.]
Agid:
532965