The ACVD task force on canine atopic dermatitis (XIII): threshold phenomenon and summation of effects

Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2001 Sep 20;81(3-4):251-4. doi: 10.1016/s0165-2427(01)00303-8.


The concepts of a threshold for pruritus and a threshold for canine atopic dermatitis (AD) are useful in the understanding of the development of clinical manifestations of this disease. Multiple flare factors, such as infections with bacteria and yeasts, can contribute to the severity of clinical signs in affected patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Allergens / administration & dosage
  • Animals
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / complications
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / immunology
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / veterinary*
  • Dog Diseases / classification*
  • Dog Diseases / immunology
  • Dogs
  • Pruritus / immunology
  • Pruritus / veterinary
  • Societies, Medical
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • United States


  • Allergens