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FARIAS, Marconi Rodrigues de et al. Glucagonoma syndrome in a dog. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.2, pp.146-150. ISSN 0365-0596.

Nail fold Necrolytic migratory erythema is a rare skin dermatosis characterized by erosive and crusted lesions in intertriginous areas, mucocutaneous junctions, articular areas and pressure points. It has been described in humans, dogs, cats and rhinoceros. The cause of this condition is related to glucagon-secreting alpha cell tumor of the pancreas, severe hepatopathy or gastrointestinal disease. Here, we report the case of a dog with necrolytic migratory erythema due to glucagonoma, closely resembling the glucagonoma syndrome observed in humans.

Keywords : Dogs; Glucagonoma; Neoplasms; Pancreas.

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