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  Diseases of the Skin
Pemphigus foliaceous and pemphigus erythernatosus are autoimmune skin diseases characteized by the development of autoantibodies against the intercellular cement (glycocalyx) of the stratified squamous epithelium.
Cat skin is very thin and tends to curl when placed into formalin; therefore, the specimen should be blotted dry of blood and the subcutaneous side placed on a small piece of wood or cardboard.
Discoid lupus erythernatosus (DLE) is an autoimmune skin disease that is considered very rare in the cat as compared with the dog; however, this may be due to a marked difference in clinical appearance of the disease.
maxshouse.com /Diseases_of_the_Skin/pemphigus_foliaceus.htm   (1880 words)

 Skin-Information.com: Structure & Function of Skin
Skin is the largest organ in the body, both by weight and surface area.
When melanin is produced and distributed properly in the skin, dividing cells are protected from mutations that might otherwise be caused by harmful UV light.
Skin darkening (tanning) from sun exposure is caused by the movement of existing melanin into keratinocytes, and by increased production of melanin by the melanocyte.
www.skin-information.com   (1100 words)

 NZYMES.COM Articles: Dog Skin and Hair Problems - Dog Shedding - Dog Hair Loss
The skin infection is often secondary to some other skin disease, particularly an itchy skin disease that causes the dog to attack his own skin.
Pus, crusts and draining tracts in the skin.
Erythema multiforme : Acute eruption of skin and mucous membranes.
www.nzymes.com /Articles/dog_skin_hair_problems.htm   (1751 words)

 Skin-Disease.com: information, dermatitis, photosensitivity, bacterial, fungal, viral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The lesions are associated primarily with the sebum-producing glands that surround hair follicles in skin that is visibly greasy.
This disease is seen most often in areas of the body that have many sebaceous (oil) glands, such as the scalp and eyebrows.
This acute bacterial infection occurs on the surface of the skin.
www.skin-disease.com   (1403 words)

 Pets Health
The skin and hair coat in dogs have many functions and their condition can be used as an indicator of a dog's general health.
The skin is reddened and scaly, and hair loss occurs in round patches resembling ‘ringworm.’ The face and front legs are most commonly affected, although some cases may be generalized.
The skin may be thicker or thinner than normal, and there may be changes in the color of the skin or hair coat.
www.cah.com /library/dogskin.html   (2074 words)

 Auckland Allergy Clinic - Allergic Skin Diseases
Eczema is a common allergic skin disease in infants.
We believe that your skin disease may be related to contact with chemicals in your environment.
This is different from skin prick testing (which gives a positive response in 15 minutes) in that it is a delayed hypersensitivity response (positive response in about 48 hours).
www.allergyclinic.co.nz /guides/41.html   (1701 words)

 Dog Skin Diseases
This disease, like itch in man, is due to the presence of a small insect which burrows or tunnels through the skin, and in these canals the female deposits her eggs, which hatch out in about two weeks.
Causes.-In dogs this affection, the commonest of direct skin diseases, is the result of contact with a dog or other animal similarly affected, or is contracted by occupying the yard, kennel, or shipping crate of an animal so affected.
This mange lotion destroys the parasites and skin cocci that cause dandruff and premature baldness, and in connection with a good dog soap, is a treatment for diseases of the human scalp that no one need hesitate about trying or recommending to their friends.
www.oldandsold.com /articles04/dogs130.shtml   (894 words)

 UTSW Dermatology Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diseases may be caused by faulty release of molecules, abnormal molecules, or by faulty receptors.
Although relatively uncommon, lichen planus is an important disease, because it appears to be caused almost exclusively by T lymphocytes that attack the keratinocytes that are immediately adjacent to the basement membrane zone.
Conceptually, the disease is interesting, because it provides an opportunity to determine how skin recruits protective cells to it and how cytokines released from the skin may sustain the growth and survival of T cells.
www.swmed.edu /home_pages/derma/coretitl.htm   (4855 words)

 Ingle & Mead - Vizsla Allergic Skin Diseases
Veterinary dermatologists usually rely on skin tests to confirm the diagnosis and to identify specific allergens to which the dog is allergic.
Skin testing involves shaving the hair off the dog’s side, then injecting minute amounts of allergy extracts of various compounds known to cause allergy.
If the dogs skin condition improves by the twenty-first day diet is probably at fault and the animal will be put back on the original diet.
www.vizsladogs.com /ARTICLES/demom.htm   (1164 words)

 Diseases of the skin
The natural grease of the skin can be removed by solvents, in the deeper layer of the epidermis are pigment cells which produce the 'tan' following exposure to sunlight and protest the body from ultraviolet radiation.
Some persons are more susceptible to skin damage than others, particularly the young, those with soft, sweaty skin, the fair complexioned and those with poor personal hygiene.
Patch testing, in which a dilute quantity of chemical is applied to the skin under a plaster and left for several hours to see if a reaction develops, is useful only for determining allergic response to chemicals but requires specialist interpretation.
www.healthandsafety.co.uk /skindis.htm   (559 words)

 VRCC - Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Yeast dermatitis is a skin infection caused by yeast, esp. Malassezia pachydermatis.
Scabies is caused by infestation with the Sarcoptes scabiei var.
Cheyletiellosis is a contagious skin disease of dogs, cats and rabbits and is caused by infestation with mites of the Cheyletiella species.
www.vrcc.com /disease_derm_common.shtml   (1351 words)

 Skin Diseases and Conditions
Skin provides the outer covering for our bodies and protects us from heat, light, injury and infection.
It is a disease that affects the skin and the mouth.
It is a common skin disease that NIAMS says affects about 13 million people in the United States.
www.stayinginshape.com /3osfcorp/libv/p42.shtml   (3120 words)

In diseases in which there is defective DNA repair (i.e., the xeroderma pigmentosa family), patients suffer photomutilation and many cancers of the skin.
In diseases in which sunlight falling on abnormal porphyrins results in extra free radical generation (i.e., porphyria cutanea tarda and its more vicious kin), the skin is heavily damaged by sunlight, though tumorigenesis isn't a prominent feature.
His skin disease was intensely pruritic, blistering, began in the perianal region, and was associated with weight loss leading to emaciation.
www.pathguy.com /lectures/skin.htm   (11949 words)

 Akita Skin Diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As the lesions progress, the skin of the ears, around the eyes and, in severe cases, the entire body may be affected.
A disease with great variability in its presentation, cases can range from mild scaling and hair loss to a condition in which there is almost complete hair loss and prominent scales.
The skin biopsies will be used to confirm the diagnosis, define the presence of antibodies deposited on the skin and to serve as an additional source of DNA.
members.aol.com /AKITACLUB   (929 words)

 Medical College of Wisconsin Healthlink Topics: Skin/Dermatology
A quick method of testing for the presence of melanoma skin cancer cells gives surgeons results while the patient is still on the operating table, often eliminating the need for a second operation.
Although skin hardening is the most obvious sign of scleroderma, it is by no means the most dangerous: The disease can cause life-threatening problems in the lungs, heart, esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys.
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, usually between the toes.
healthlink.mcw.edu /skin-diseases   (647 words)

 Dog Owner's Guide: Autoimmune diseases
Anemia is a clinical sign, not a disease, and is defined as a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs) or the amount of hemoglobin, resulting in a decrease in the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
As a group, autoimmune diseases of the skin are uncommon to rare in frequency.
Skin biopsy and immunofluorescent staining are generally required to diagnose one of these diseases, and the prognosis for recovery may vary.
www.canismajor.com /dog/autoimmn.html   (3056 words)

 MedlinePlus: Skin Diseases
Your Skin and Your Dermatologist (American Academy of Dermatology)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
The primary NIH organization for research on Skin Diseases is the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/skindiseases.html   (316 words)

 Skin Diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Exposed skin is particularly vulnerable to drying conditions which may cause cracking or scaling.
Conversely, sweating and chafing, combined with humid conditions can result in irritation, breakdown, and erosion of the skin, especially in the groin, abdominal folds, armpits, under breasts, and where the backpack or load-carrying equipment rubs.
Skin conditions predispose soldiers to bacterial and fungal infections.
www.usariem.army.mil /depyugo/skin.htm   (213 words)

 Skin Diseases african skin diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When you're trying to find the best advice about african skin diseases, you'll find it hard extricating superior advice from misguided african skin diseases submissions or guidance so it is wise to recognize ways of moderating the information you are given.
A good hint to follow when you're presented with help or advice concerning a african skin diseases website would be to confirm the sites ownership.
This may reveal the operators african skin diseases authority The quickest way to work out who owns the african skin diseases website is to look on the 'contact' page or 'about this site' information.
www.skin-diseases.info   (227 words)

 Skin Diseases rare skin diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When you are in search of top advice concerning rare skin diseases, you'll find it difficult separating superior information from misguided rare skin diseases proposals and help so it's best to know how to moderate the information you are offered.
A good hint to track when you're presented with help or advice concerning a rare skin diseases web site is to research who is behind the website.
This may reveal the operators rare skin diseases authorizations The easiest way to find out who is behind the rare skin diseases web site is to find the sites 'about' page.
www.skin-diseases.info /rare-skin-diseases.htm   (224 words)

 Skin Diseases
Bairnsdale ulcer is a skin disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Skin is a waterproof covering, a defence against bacteria, a cooling system and a sense organ.
Erythema nodosum is a skin condition characterised by the formation of red and painful lumps, most commonly on the shins.
www.healthinsite.gov.au /topics/Skin_Diseases   (664 words)

 Skin Care
After years of exposure to the sun and the stresses of daily living, your skin may not be as smooth and supple as it once was.
Today, there are a wide variety of skin treatments you can choose from to help eliminate skin damage.
Regardless of your age or gender you will benefit from the best skin corrective therapies available in our total skin care package.
www.zitskincare.com   (405 words)

 skin diseases
The journal covers "all aspects of the skin of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish." Tables of contents are freely available from Volume 8 (1) 1997 to the present.
Each case study requires the participants to complete 7 steps; review the slides, describe the skin lesions, describe the distribution pattern, formulate a list of ruleouts, formulate a list of diagnostic procedures, complete the diagnosis, and treatment and client education.
This skin disease database is provided by Skinvet.com, an animal dermatology specialty clinic, located in the USA.
vetgate.ac.uk /browse/cabi/detail/b8d3ca544111545f67e9ae5d2cef0ee4.html   (1577 words)

 LASER TREATED SKIN DISEASES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cosmetic uses of lasers on the skin are well known and advertised.
Interest is building in the use of lasers to treat various skin cancers, in combination with photo dynamic chemicals.
Lasers to treat skin disease--moving through the tunnel we see the light at the end a little better.
www.speakingofhealth.com /features/lasertreatedskin.html   (232 words)

 Disease of the Epidermis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Clinically, it presents most commonly as an erosive or ulcerative disease since vesicles or pustules are very short-lived due to the thinness of the epidermis.
Dermo-epidermal separation with a smooth basal surface of the basal cells; at the bottom of the cleft lies the lamina densa that is PAS positive; mild mixed inflammatory cell infiltration in the subepidermal dermis and possibly within the vesicle.
Veterinary Dermatology: A macroscopic and microscopic evaluation of canine and feline skin disease.
www.afip.org /CLDavis/syllabi/CLD3.html   (2191 words)

 Open Directory - Health: Conditions and Diseases: Skin Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cancer and Skin Care - A public forum to discuss the effects of cancer treatments on the skin and remedies used by cancer patients and those who suffer chronic dry skin.
Keratosis Pilaris is a common genetic follicular disease manifested by rough, bumpy skin behind the upper arms or thighs.
Oklahoma Mastocytosis Society - Mastocytosis is a rare disease, resulting in the proliferation of mast cells in a person's body.
dmoz.org /Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Skin_Disorders   (1108 words)

 SkinCell International Forum for Skin Disorders
SkinCell International Forum for Skin Disorders was established in August 2002 because we saw that whilst there are many very informative and resourceful sites on the Web, very few concentrated on the psychological trauma that we skin sufferers face.
Here at SkinCell we have attempted to make available to all skin sufferers and their families an open and free forum where they can discuss any skin disorder or disease they choose.
We are also in the process of compiling a detailed disease and treatment database which will be accessible through the top navigation area.
www.skincell.org   (469 words)

 Skin Diseases - Dermatoses - information page with HONselect
Skin Diseases - Dermatoses - information page with HONselect
Skin Disease in Lupus - Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Recall of Skin Diseases That Disqualify People from Preexposure Smallpox Vaccination -- 139 (1): 32 -- Annals of Interna...
www.hon.ch /HONselect/Selection/C17.800.html   (277 words)

 Dermatology (Skin Diseases)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
News and information about skin diseases from the physicians of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Morison uses PUVA therapy to treats skin disorders such as sun poisoning, sun allergies, sunlight sensitivity, and more.
Learn about the skin, beauty myths, how the sun affects the skin, skin cancer, and many links to skin conditions and diseases.
www.medlina.com /dermatology.htm   (481 words)

 Stevens Johnson Syndrome - Skinassn.org
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a potentially deadly skin disease that usually results from a drug reaction.
What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome explains more about this disease in general, how it is caused, the symptoms and treatments, and which drugs can increase the risks of the disease.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Children provides information on the type of causes that can result in SJS in children, including the types of drugs, such as Children's Motrin and Advil, that have been found to cause this condition in children.
www.skinassn.org   (788 words)

 Skin Disorders, Skin Diseases, and Skin Irritations
There are a wide range of skin disorders and each of the disorders manifests a variety of symptoms.
Cause: most likely an abnormality in the functioning of white cells in the blood stream triggering inflammation in the skin; flare-ups sometimes occur in the winter, as a result of dry skin.
Cause: a larger amount of blood flows through the blood vessels and the vessels expand under the skin to handle the flow.
www.karitegold.com /skin-disorders-diseases-irritations.htm   (305 words)

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