Is Topical or Systemic Antimicrobial Therapy More Effective for the Treatment of Feline Acne With Secondary Bacterial Infection?

  • Wendy Kwok Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong
  • Kate Charlotte Mellor Royal Veterinary College, 4 Royal College St, London NW1 0TU

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2018-08-30

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https://doi.org/10.18849/ve.v3i3.125

Abstract

PICO question

In cats with feline acne and secondary bacterial folliculitis or furunculosis, is topical or systemic antimicrobial therapy superior for reducing time to resolution and severity of clinical signs?

Clinical bottom line

There is no sufficient evidence to compare topical versus systemic treatment in feline acne with secondary folliculitis/furunculosis.


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References

Scott, D.W., Miller, W.H. (2010) ‘Feline Acne: A Retrospective Study of 74 Cases(1988–2003)’, Japanese Journal of Veterinary Dermatology, 16(4), 203–209. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2736/jjvd.16.203

White, S.D., Bordeau, P.B., Blumstein, P. et al., (1997) ‘Feline acne and results of treatment with mupirocin in an open clinical trial: 25 cases (1994–96)’, Veterinary Dermatology 8, 157-164. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3164.1997.d01-16.x

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