Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs: A Clinical Syndrome by Many Triggers

Much progress has been done in the past decades on our understanding of this complex syndrome. Currently, the term canine AD is used to define a clinical disease that is associated with characteristic clinical signs and the presence of allergen specific IgE [6]. Based on the clinical experience of a variable clinical response when targeted treatments are used, it is increasingly clear that different pathways may achieve clinical signs of AD. Thus, AD is not to be viewed as a single entity, but more as the descriptive term for a clinical syndrome.