Immune Mediated Conditions
These conditions are characterized by dysregulation of the immune system that causes the body to attack itself. In some cases a trigger (infection, virus, drug) may cause the dysregulation - your dermatologist will carefully look over your pets history to identify this trigger.
For most of these conditions a skin biopsy with submission to a dermatohistopathologist is necessary for diagnosis. Most pets with these conditions can live long and healthy lives, but most will require life-long medical management.
Common immune mediated conditions are listed below:
- Pemphigus Foliaceous
- Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
- Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy
- Hepatocutaneous Syndrome
- Erythema Multiforme
- Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis