OMIA:001272-9615 : Comedo syndrome in Canis lupus familiaris (dog)

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 120450 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A comedo (plural comedones) is a plug of keratin and sebum within the dilated orifice of a hair follicle. It frequently contains bacteria.

Species-specific name: Schnauzer comedo syndrome

Species-specific description: Numerous comedones form in the dorsal skin. Schnauzers are particularly predisposed to this disorder.

Breeds: Schnauzer (Dog) (VBO_0201185), Xoloitzcuintli (Dog) (VBO_0201436).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. (If a likely causal variant has been documented for the phene, see the variant table breeds in which the variant has been reported).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:001272-9615: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

1997 Hannigan, M.M. :
A refractory case of Schnauzer comedo syndrome Canadian Veterinary Journal - Revue Veterinaire Canadienne 38:238-239, 1997.
1996 Kimura, T., Doi, K. :
Spontaneous comedones on the skin of hairless descendants of mexican hairless dogs Jikken Dobutsu. Experimental Animals 45:377-384, 1996.
Schwartzman, R.M., Kligman, A.M., Duclos, D.D. :
The Mexican hairless dog as a model for assessing the comedolytic and morphogenic activity of retinoids British Journal of Dermatology 134:64-70, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8745888.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 23 Oct 2022