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Evaluation of weekly bathing in allergic dogs with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal colonization

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Title: Evaluation of weekly bathing in allergic dogs with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal colonization
Authors: Kawarai, Shinpei Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Fujimoto, Ayumi Browse this author
Nozawa, Genta Browse this author
Kanemaki, Nobuyuki Browse this author
Madarame, Hiroo Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Shida, Takuo Browse this author
Kiuchi, Akio Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: allergic dermatitis
Issue Date: May-2016
Publisher: Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 64
Issue: 2
Start Page: 153
End Page: 158
Abstract: We evaluated the efficacy of weekly bathing in reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRS) colonization in canine allergic dermatitis in a pilot clinical trial. Six dogs with allergic dermatitis controlled by prescription medications were treated with weekly bathing for 1 month. The Canine Atopic Dermatitis Extent and Severity Index version 3 (CADESI-03) and pruritus scores and frequency of mecA-positive Staphylococcus spp. isolated from three body sites between weeks 0 and 4 were compared. There was no significant difference in CADESI-03 scores with bathing, whereas the pruritus scores were significantly reduced (p < 0.05). Furthermore, MRS frequency was decreased in four of the six dogs (p < 0.05). In conclusion, weekly bathing should be considered for reducing MRS colonization in canine allergic dermatitis.
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