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Integument

This is a Skin & Connective Tissues condition.

Bald Thigh Syndrome

What is Bald Thigh Syndrome?

A cosmetic condition common to sighthounds characterized by hair loss on the thighs. It is caused by a structural abnormality of the hair follicle. This mutation was first described in Greyhounds. This mutation has an autosomal recessive inheritance, meaning that dogs must have two copies of the mutation in order to show clinical signs. Signs can be recognized in any age dog. Signs include hair loss on both thighs, sometimes extending to the chest. Genetic testing, clinical signs, and skin biopsy can be used to diagnose this condition. This is a cosmetic condition. There is no known treatment, but some topical medications may help encourage hair regrowth. Follow your veterinarian's advice with regard to bathing, nutrition, and medication.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Signs include hair loss on both thighs, sometimes extending to the chest.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs can be recognized in any age dog.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing, clinical signs, and skin biopsy can be used to diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

This is a cosmetic condition. There is no known treatment, but some topical medications may help encourage hair regrowth.

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