Treatment of idiopathic seborrhea in a dog

Mod Vet Pract. 1984 Sep;65(9):725.


A spayed Cocker Spaniel with idiopathic chronic generalized seborrhea responded poorly to treatment, consisting of medicated baths and intermittent use of lincomycin and triamcinolone acetate, over a 5 1/2-year period. At 7 years of age, the animal became refractory to triamcinolone injections. Oral vitamin A therapy was not beneficial, but oral use of 13-cis-retinoic acid (Accutane: Roche), at 0.25 mg/kg BID, resulted in recovery within a month.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic / drug therapy
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic / veterinary*
  • Dog Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Dogs
  • Isotretinoin
  • Tretinoin / therapeutic use*


  • Tretinoin
  • Isotretinoin