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Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 01-06

Esclerodermia localizada semelhante à morféia em um gato

Redaelli, RaquelVieira Amorim da Costa, Fernanda

Background: Localized Scleroderma (morphea-like) is a rare disease in dogs and extremely rare in cats and it is an uncommon chronic connective tissue disease. There are only two reported cases of cats, dating from 1998 and 2012 and the cause is unknown. The clinical progression of the disease is unpredictable, but usually features moderate and self-limiting course. In the previously reported cases of cats, there was a clinical cure. The objective of this case report is to describe a case of Localized Scleroderma (morphea-like) in a cat that had historical and clinical progression of the disease in a distinct way from the two previously reported cases mentioned.Case: A 4 years old male cat, neutered, which belongs to the Persian breed, was presented with a history of chronic pruritus and alopecic lesions, without involving other organs. The lesions appeared with no history of trauma neither medications applied. Several treatments have been performed, but the only response found was a clinical improvement of pruritus. The presence of bruises and sores on the skin has never been observed, even before any treatment. Three lesions were observed in a specifi c clinical examination and they were all with the same pattern: the lesions were circular, irregular, alopecic, with peripheral halo slightly hyperemic and raised, and the lesion center with smooth, thin, opaque white skin and pi

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