Cutaneous asthenia (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) in a cat


Dokuzeylul B. , Altun E. D. , Ozdogan T. H. , Bozkurt H. H. , Arun S. S. , Or M. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.2, pp.245-249, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/vet-1203-64
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-249

Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), or dermatosparaxis, is a rare hereditary disease of the connective tissue, which is characterized by skin hyperextensibility and laxity. In the present article, the case of a crossbred female spayed cat, at the age of 2 years, was presented with hyperelasticity of the skin, alopecia, and an ulcerative wound on the left hind leg. The animal's dorsum was hyperextensible, smooth to the touch, and could be easily torn with minor traumas. To the best of the authors' knowledge, the present report is the first documented feline case of cutaneous asthenia in Turkey.