Identification of mast cells in buffy coat preparations from dogs with inflammatory skin diseases.

@article{Cayatte1995IdentificationOM,
  title={Identification of mast cells in buffy coat preparations from dogs with inflammatory skin diseases.},
  author={S M Cayatte and Patricia M. McManus and William H. Miller and Danny Scott},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={206 3},
  pages={325-6}
}
In 100 dogs with 4 inflammatory dermatologic diseases, buffy coat preparations from EDTA-treated blood samples were examined cytologically. Fifty-four dogs had atopy, 26 had flea-bite hypersensitivity, 17 had sarcoptic mange, and 3 had food allergy. Twenty-eight dogs had 2 or more concurrent skin diseases; most of these had secondary pyoderma. Dogs did not have mast cell tumors. Thirteen samples contained 1 or more mast cells/4 slides reviewed. This study revealed that dogs with inflammatory… CONTINUE READING