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A pustule is also a small, defined elevation of the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) that is filled with pus – a mixture of white blood cells, cellular debris, dead tissue, and serum, the clear watery fluid that separates from the blood. A vesicle, or blister, is a small, defined elevation of the outer layer of the skin (known as the epidermis) that is filled only with with serum.
Vesiculo- refers to vesicles; this prefixed form is attached to the diseased condition that is concurrent with the cause of the blister.
Pustular refers to an organism that is covered in pustules.
Dermatoses is the plural form of dermatosis, which is used to describe any abnormality or disorder of the skin.
One or more of the following signs may be present:
You will need to give a thorough history of your cat's health, including a background history of symptoms, and possible incidents that might have precipitated this condition. Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical exam on your cat, with a blood chemical profile, a complete blood count, an electrolyte panel and a urinalysis.
The physical exam will include a dermatologic exam during which skin biopsies for histopathology can be taken. Skin scrapings should also be examined microscopically and cultured for bacteria, mycobacteria and fungi.
A disease of the skin in which it emits pus
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A lesion on the skin that is filled with pus
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
A condition of the skin
The outside layer of the skin
Any disease in which an animal's body creates antibodies that are used against itself.