Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Congenital hypotrichosis and alopecia

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella

Introduction

  • Rare disorder.
  • Generalized hair loss in young kitten.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Autosomal recessive in Siamese and Birman.
  • Mode of inheritance not elucidated in other breeds.

Timecourse

  • Lifelong.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • McGowan K M & Coulombe P A (2000) Keratin 17 expression in the hard epithelial context of the hair and nail and its relevance for the pachyonychia congenita phenotype. J Invest Dermatol 114 (6), 1101-1107 PubMed.
  • Geary M R & Baker K P (1986) The occurrence of pili torti in a litter of kittens in England. JSAP 27 (2), 85-88 VetMedResource.


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