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Eosinophilic granuloma

Dermcare logo 200This is a strange condition in cats. The actual cause is unknown but various factors are suspected e.g. viruses, genetic bacteria, food allergy, and other allergies.


Eosinophilic granulomas present in various forms (see pictures below).


Based on the clinical signs, a confirmation of eosinophilic granuloma is made by biopsying the lesions and having them analysed by a pathologist.


The first step is to eliminate flea and food allergy as possible causes. Step up the flea control and feed a hypoallergenic diet in case of a food allergy.

If no success it's time for a skin allergy test to determine if there is something in the environment that is causing a bad allergic reaction.

The main drugs used to treat eosinophilic granuloma are:

For resistant cases, we use some newer drugs in combination with the cortisone

Eosinophilic lesions on the tongueEosinophilic lesion at base of the tongueRhodent ulcers opposite each upper canine



Rhodent ulcerEosinophilic lesion on skinEosinoph mouth

See also...

Food allergy
Introduction to flea control