Skin infections

Bacterial skin infection in dogs is one of the most common complaints in small animal practice. Pyoderma is typically divided in superficial and deep pyoderma, and usually develops secondary to underlying causes. Secondary infections may result from trauma, hypersensitivities, endocrinopathies, ectoparasite infestation or immunological conditions. Lesions indicative of superficial pyoderma frequently include follicular pustules, papules and alopecia. Clinical signs indicative of deep pyoderma such as furunculosis and cellulitis are clinically evident as nodules, fistulae, scarring, and/or hemorrhagic bullae. Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is the most common pathogen isolated in canine pyoderma; however, chronic deep pyoderma may also be associated with other pathogens
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