Skin and Eye Inflammation Due to Autoimmune Disorder (Uveodermatologic Syndrome) in Dogs

Dogs have a protective immune system in the body that produces antibodies to fight the invading bacteria, virus and other potential dangers. Autoimmune disorder is a condition in which the immune system can not differentiate between harmful antigens and its own body tissues. Result is the damage by these antibodies to its own tissues. Uveodermatologic syndrome is one such autoimmune disorder known to affect dogs.

Some breeds are more prone to this disorder and include Akitas, Samoyeds, and Siberian huskies. However, all dogs of all ages and breeds are at risk of developing this disorder.

Common symptoms of this condition are 

Inflammation of the interior of the eye (uvea)

Loss of skin pigmentation (leukoderma) in the nose, lips, eyelids, footpads, scrotum, anus, and hard palate

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