Authors: BANU DOKUZEYLÜL, ELİF DEMET ALTUN, TAMER HALİT ÖZDOĞAN, HASAN HAKAN BOZKURT, SEÇKİN SERDAR ARUN, MEHMET ERMAN OR
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.
Keywords: Cat, collagen disease, cutaneous asthenia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
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