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.
Cat, collagen disease, cutaneous asthenia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
DOKUZEYLÜL, BANU; ALTUN, ELİF DEMET; ÖZDOĞAN, TAMER HALİT; BOZKURT, HASAN HAKAN; ARUN, SEÇKİN SERDAR; and OR, MEHMET ERMAN
"Cutaneous asthenia (Ehlers–Danlos syndrome) in a cat,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 37:
2, Article 22.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol37/iss2/22