Ichthyosis is a genetic disease causing dysfunction of the keratin in the skin, which leads to the production of large, differently pigmented skin scales. Due to the fish-like look of this scales the name was formed from the Greek word for fish: „Ichthýs“. Additionally, the pigmentation of the skin can be altered.
Dogs which are affected by this dermatosis develop first symptoms soon after birth. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for this disease. In some cases, formation of scales decreases in old dogs.
American Bulldog
autosomal recessive
Test duration
3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab
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