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Hair Loss Without Inflammation of The Skin in Dogs

Hair Loss Without Inflammation of The Skin in Dogs -- An Overview


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Skin Disorders due to Increased Levels of Estrogen (Hyperestrogenism)--Female

Skin Disorders due to Increased Levels of Estrogen (Hyperestrogenism)--Male Dogs with Testicular Tumors
  • Estrogen excess due to a tumor in the testicles, such as Sertoli cell tumor (most common), seminoma, or interstitial cell tumor (rarely)
  • Lack of normal descent of one or both testicles into the scrotum, resulting in the testicle(s) being located in the abdomen or inguinal canal (known as “cryptorchidism”) increases the likelihood that affected pets will develop testicular tumors
  • Associated with male pseudohermaphrodism in miniature schnauzers; “pseudohermaphrodism” is a condition where the pet has either ovaries or testicles, but has uncertain (ambiguous) external genitalia

Skin Disorder due to Increased Levels of Androgen (Known as "Hyperandrogenism") Associated with Testicular Tumors

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