Feline paraneoplastic alopecia

31 Feline paraneoplastic alopecia


The cutaneous signs, which usually begin acutely, include a bilaterally symmetrical alopecia involving the ventrum and the limbs. As the lesions progress the characteristic shiny glistening appearance of the skin is seen, together with erythema, scaling and pigmentary macules. The hair is easily epilated. The footpads may be painful and become dry, with scaling and fissuring. Generally, affected cats show non-specific signs of weight loss with abdominal pain and distension. Abdominal palpation may reveal hepatomegaly, a mass and presence of fluid. Concurrent secondary bacterial and yeast infections are common.

In this case the significant findings were:

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Sep 3, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on Feline paraneoplastic alopecia
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