2020 journal article

Cutaneous polyautoimmunity in two unrelated dogs: pemphigus foliaceus and generalized discoid lupus erythematosus


MeSH headings : Administration, Cutaneous; Animals; Comorbidity; Cyclosporine / therapeutic use; Dog Diseases / diagnosis; Dog Diseases / drug therapy; Dogs; Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid / diagnosis; Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid / drug therapy; Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid / veterinary; Pemphigus / diagnosis; Pemphigus / drug therapy; Pemphigus / veterinary; Skin / pathology
TL;DR: Cutaneous polyautoimmunity can occur in the dog and overlapping clinical features may present diagnostic and/or therapeutic challenges. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: May 18, 2020

BackgroundPolyautoimmunity, the concurrent expression of two or more distinct autoimmune diseases (ADs) in a single individual, is a known phenomenon in humans and has been rarely reported in dogs. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, comorbid pemphigus foliaceus (PF) and generalized discoid lupus erythematosus (GDLE) has not been reported in dogs.