Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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TRICHOGRAM - A HANDLE AND VALUABLE TOOL IN DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVII, Issue 2
Written by Carmen NEGOIŢĂ, Valentina NEGOIŢĂ

In dermatology practice, hair-loss along with pruritus represents a very common and challenging problem. Persistent or transient hair-loss is associated to a lot of skin disorders, being of secondary origin in the most cases. The evaluation of alopecic patient for diagnostic assessment should include a complete history, a general and dermatological examination followed by suitable tests. Among them, trichogram is recognized as an easy and fast aid for investigation of troubles in hair anatomy and hair growth. The present study describes some distinct trichography aspects from alopecic dogs, cats and buffaloes which were examined at Dermatology Service of Veterinary Medicine Faculty from Bucharest. In summary, trichogram offers a definitive diagnostic especially for parasitic, fungal-associated and self-induced alopecia, but also an indicative data for many other skin and hair disorders.

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