Treatment of Canine Atopic Dermatitis Article Review
In the article, Olivry et al. (2010) provides various response on treating atopic dermatitis in dogs. Suggestions on specific intervention are provided based on evidence gathered at the time the author was writing an article. Most of the arguments are based on clinical trials that registered significant results. However, some of recommended intervention contained in the articles lacks enough evidence to demonstrate their practicability, but still the author argues that these interventions could be workable.
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Olivry et al. (2010) argues that the treatment of atopic dermatitis should be individualized for each patient. Veterinaries should consider treatment of atopic dermatitis as most challenging task. They, therefore, need to consider all the viable steps such an identification of factors that cause flares and how to avoid them, and skin care and reduction of skin lesions and pruritus. Some of proven medication that veterinary need to currently use are topical, oral glucocorticoids and calcineurin. However, not all treatment interventions are applicable to all patients.
Olivry, T., DeBoer, D., Favrot, C., Jackson, H., Mueller, R., Nuttall, T., & Pr’elaud, P. (2010). Treatment of canine atopic dermatitis: 2010 clinical practice guidelines from the International Task Force on Canine Atopic Dermatitis. Veterinary Dermatology, 21(3), 233–248.