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