Nursing intertrigo in the dog

Sue Paterson
October 2018

Intertrigo is a dermatitis caused by friction between two skin surfaces that are intimately apposed and rub against each other. Any skin fold can be affected but common sites include the lips, face, vulva, tail, neck and general body folds. In all cases, lesions are characterised by erythema, exudation and a malodorous discharge. Cytology of lesions is easily achieved and is essential in the selection of appropriate topical therapy. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the fold.

Nursing intertrigo in the dog
Nursing intertrigo in the dog

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