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Vet. Sci. 2018, 5(3), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci5030073

Nasal Planum Vasculopathy in a Scottish Terrier Dog Treated with Ciclosporin and Endonasal Stents

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Servizi Dermatologici Veterinari, Milano, Italy
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Ambulatorio Veterinari Associati Castelnuovo e Colombo, Magenta (MI), Italy
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Servizi Dermatologici Veterinari, Legnano (MI), Italy
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Servizi Dermatologici Veterinari, Cuneo and BiEsseA Laboratorio Analisi Veterinarie, Milano, Italy
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Received: 20 June 2018 / Revised: 6 August 2018 / Accepted: 7 August 2018 / Published: 15 August 2018
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Abstract

A two-year-old, intact female Scottish Terrier presented with one-and-a-half-year history of erosive and ulcerative lesions affecting the nasal planum. Clinical appearance, history, histopathology, and response to therapy were suggestive of a rare vasculopathy of the nasal planum that has been previously described in Scottish Terrier dogs. In previously published reports, medical treatments of the disease had failed, leading to euthanasia of five dogs, while a short-term follow-up was available for one case that was controlled with prednisolone and ciclosporin. The dog reported herein was successfully treated with medical therapy consisting initially of a combination of ciclosporin and prednisolone and endonasal stents applied over the first six months. Stents were inserted in order to prevent abnormal scarring and nostril stenosis. More than one and a half years after diagnosis, the dog is still being administered ciclosporin once daily, breathes normally, and has an optimal quality of life. View Full-Text
Keywords: vasculopathy; nasal planum; Scottish Terrier; ciclosporin; endonasal stents vasculopathy; nasal planum; Scottish Terrier; ciclosporin; endonasal stents
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Sartori, R.; Colombo, V.; Colombo, S.; Noli, C. Nasal Planum Vasculopathy in a Scottish Terrier Dog Treated with Ciclosporin and Endonasal Stents. Vet. Sci. 2018, 5, 73.

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