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J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 Apr 1;200(7):986-90.

Dermatologic disorders of Chinese Shar Peis: 58 cases (1981-1989).

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  • 1Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401.


A retrospective study on the skin diseases of Chinese Shar Peis was conducted over a 9-year period. Skin disease was found in 58 (49.2%) of the 118 dogs studied. Folliculitis was the most common clinical finding (43 of 58 dogs). In 6 dogs, there was no apparent reason for the folliculitis; however, it was secondary to allergic dermatitis, demodicosis, IgA deficiency, or hypothyroidism in the other dogs. Approximately 20% of the dogs had more than one of these disorders. Serum IgA concentration was measured in 7 dogs and was low in all 7.

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