Pattern alopecia in a miniature pinscher dog

미니어쳐 핀셔견에서 발생한 형태탈모증(pattern alopecia) 1례

  • Kang, Jongil (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Wanghui (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Park, Jeongho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Oh, Taeho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Cho, Seongwhan (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Park, Seongjun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University)
  • 강종일 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이왕희 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 박정호 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 오태호 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 조성환 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 박성준 (충남대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 2011.09.01
  • Accepted : 2011.10.07
  • Published : 2011.12.30


A dog (5.6 kg, 4-year-old, castrated male, Miniature pinscher) with diffuse symmetric alopecia on the chest and excessive scales was referred to Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of Chungnam National University, Korea. On physical examination, diffuse alopecia on ventral aspect of the neck and caudomedial thighs, and severe scales were presented. Dermatologic tests of lesions revealed bacterial infections. Histopathologically, atrophy of hair bulb was observed in the severely alopecic lesion of caudomedial thighs. ACTH stimulation test was performed to differentiate the endocrine disorder related to generalized alopecia. The pre-ACTH serum testosterone and progesterone concentrations were above normal ranges and the post-ACTH serum testosterone concentration was high. The pre- and post-ACTH serum estradiol and cortisol concentrations were within normal ranges. Canine pattern alopecia was diagnosed based on history, physical examination, hormonal assay and dermatohistopathologic examination. After 3 months of melatonin administration, multifocal alopecia on the trunk was improved and general hair regrowth was identified.


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