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Eosinophilic Inflammatory Skin Diseases in Animals

By

Karen A. Moriello

, DVM, DACVD, Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Last full review/revision Apr 2020 | Content last modified Apr 2020

Eosinophilic inflammatory skin diseases affect cats, dogs, and horses. The most common underlying cause is a hypersensitivity reaction to an allergen (insect, environmental, adverse food reaction). In some cases, the underlying trigger is unknown.

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