The outcome for frogs with skin
lesions is generally not good. Most surviviing frogs
are scarred and some frogs are even blind in one or both eyes.
Light to moderate scarring should have no real effect on the
everyday activities of the frog, but a loss of an eye certainly
could be. Over time the frogs will learn to adapt to their
partial loss of eyesight.
Relatively little is known about the causes of skin lesions
in comparison to other diseases present in frogs. It is believed
that prolonged exposure to cold temperatures and subpar living
conditions are major contributors to skin lesions
in frogs. These skin lesions are usually bleeding and occur
primarily on the head and back of the frog. As with all infectious
diseases the frog should be quarantined and treated through
advice of a veternarian.