When bough to the vet clinic, the doctor will then take a complete history and perform physical assessment along with the skin biopsy. Pets will be given anesthesia since biopsy is very painful. Once diagnosed, the treatment should start immediately but treating cats with pemphigus foliaceus can be quite challenging. The treatment plan includes taking of corticosteroids like prednisone. This can be given orally especially in milk cases of pemphigus foliaceus. If there are bacterial infections, antibiotics may also be given. Pemphigus Foliaceus Treatment When it comes to treating patients with pemphigus foliaceus, the dermatologist needs to take the necessary data first before starting the treatment. Taking a skin biopsy is needed in order to ensure that the problem is not cancer and then the samples will be taken and studied in the laboratory.
Other symptoms associated with lupus include fever, lethargy and appetite loss. Treating lupus depends on what part of the body is affected and often can be accomplished at home. Cage rest may help a dog with joint pain and immunosuppressive drugs may help depress his immune system's response. Corticosteroids are helpful to reduce inflammation in the lymph nodes. Regular veterinary visits are necessary to monitor for side effects and treatment effectiveness. The prognosis for lupus is guarded, particularly for dogs with kidney disease.
There are two major types of hormones produced by the adrenal gland , the mineralocorticoids and the glucocorticoids. This monograph discusses prednisone which is a synthetic glucocorticoid or corticosteroid. There are many different corticosteroid drugs available and different medical conditions are treated with different corticosteroid drugs based on the individual drug’s pharmacology (potency, speed of onset, duration of action). The other types of hormones produced by the adrenal gland are called mineralocorticoids. They primarily control salt and water balance in the body.