Message Number: YG428 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Friends of Fuzzies
Date: 2001-02-28 18:32:00 UTC
Subject: pemphigus-Question

Bandito who has been diagnosed with this has been doing well on pred, and
looks like a whole new ferret. But now we are noticing he's been scabbing
up again a little. I've attached a picture showing around his mouth where
he has little sores now.

Also, I don't know if it's related or not to his condition but he had a spot
of missing hair about the size of a pencil eraser. It then started growing
hair back. The odd thing is, that little spot of short hair seems to be
growing considerably. I don't see any scratches or marks so don't think he
is just biting or scratching it off there. I'm enclosing a picture of the
spot too.

Right now he is getting 2.5 mg of pred daily. I'm wondering if the dose
should be higher, or if it should be broken in half and given twice daily.
Now it could be that this is as good as it gets with this condition, but I'm
hoping that we can rid him of all the scabbing, if possible.


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