BACKGROUND: Dermoscopy is a diagnostic tool that can reveal morphological structures not visible upon clinical examination. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To assess the usefulness and applicability of dermoscopy for the examination of healthy cat skin. ANIMALS: Twenty-one domestic short-haired cats from a feline rescue association. METHODS: Four regions (head, dorsal neck, sacral and abdominal regions) were examined with both a contact hand-held nonpolarized light dermoscope at 10-fold magnification and a videodermoscope at 70-fold magnification. Findings were assessed using histological analysis of skin samples cut both longitudinally and transversely, set as the gold standard. RESULTS: With a hand-held dermoscope at 10-fold magnification, thick, straight primary hairs surrounded by multiple secondary hairs were observed. With a videodermoscope at 70-fold magnification, hair shaft thickness was measured and the follicular openings and arrangement of vessels were clearly observed. Correspondence was observed between dermoscopic and histological results. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL IMPORTANCE: Dermoscopy represents a valid noninvasive and reproducible technique that could be helpful in clinical examination.
Dermoscopic evaluation of skin in healthy cats / G. Zanna, E. Auriemma, S. Arrighi, A. Attanasi, E. Zini, F. Scarampella. - In: VETERINARY DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0959-4493. - 26:1(2015), pp. 14-17.
|Titolo:||Dermoscopic evaluation of skin in healthy cats|
|Parole Chiave:||general dermatology; trichoscopy; hair; clinician; diagnosis; lesions|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/01 - Anatomia degli Animali Domestici|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||30-ott-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12179|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|