Increased elastic microfibrils and thickening of fibroblastic nuclear lamina in canine cutaneous asthenia.

@article{Bellini2009IncreasedEM,
  title={Increased elastic microfibrils and thickening of fibroblastic nuclear lamina in canine cutaneous asthenia.},
  author={Maria Helena Bellini and Elia Garcia Caldini and Manoela P Scapinelli and Maria Jo{\~a}o Sim{\~o}es and Daiane Borges Machado and R N{\"u}rmberg},
  journal={Veterinary dermatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={139-43}
}
Cutaneous asthenia is a hereditary connective tissue disease, primarily of dogs and cats, resembling Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in man. Collagen dysplasia results in skin hyperextensibility, skin and vessel fragility, and poor wound healing. The purpose of this study was to describe the histological findings in a dog with a collagenopathy consistent with cutaneous asthenia. An 8-month-old crossbreed female dog presented with lacerations and numerous atrophic and irregular scars. The skin was… CONTINUE READING

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