eosinophilic furunculosis

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eosinophilic furunculosis

Postby Dr3w » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:54 am

has anyone else's dog had the misfortune of having this horrible condition?

it seems pretty rare based on what my vet said

and worst of all we have no idea what caused the allergic reaction

in the evening she had small raised lumps
by the morning she had scratched the skin off her nose so i took her to the vet
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day2 she was much worse so right back to the vet
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over the next three days it just got worse and worse so they took samples to get tested
after the biopsies were taken
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after it was diagnosed as eosinophilic furunculosis she was put on a high dose of steroids and anibiotics for 3 weeks
only now is she starting to get back to normal.

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it was basically a severe allergic reaction to some sort of insect bite that was so extreame she developed this rare condition, somthing like 9 cases in the whole of the uk i think the vet said. so they know very little about it

they think it could have been a spider, or tick or something like a mosquitto (not that we get many of them over here)

ive got a backup supply of steroids incase we ever notice the flare up again
but i wondered if anyone else had experienced such a reaction or illness

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Re: eosinophilic furunculosis

Postby jamielvsaustin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:08 am

Oh wow...I've never heard of it, seen it or experienced. I just wanted to send my love to your poor pup, so glad to hear she's doing better.

There are some dogs that (in the US at least) are labeled as bait dogs that have the same sort of scars on their noses as your girl now has (along with other scars too) and I'm wondering now if perhaps at least some of them had this condition vs being an actual bait dog.
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Re: eosinophilic furunculosis

Postby GoingPostal » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:00 am

I seem to recall someone on here had a dog with a similar issue awhile back but not sure who. That looks painful, good thing you were able to find out what the issue was and get her some relief.
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Re: eosinophilic furunculosis

Postby CallSignOWL » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:02 am

ouch! poor pup!

glad the issue got figured out.
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Re: eosinophilic furunculosis

Postby Dr3w » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:15 pm

Just wish we knew what actually caused it!

It could be anything that she is allergic to, so very little hope of keeping her away from what ever nasty beastie did it
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Re: eosinophilic furunculosis

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:11 am

I've heard of it but never seen a case. Glad to see biopsies produced a diagnosis and your pup is getting better!
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