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Skin fragility syndrome in a cat with FIP and hepatic lipidosis

Tara Trotman and others, University of Philadelphia

A six-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair presented with a three-week history of inappetence, weight loss and hiding. It was found to have a palpable abdominal fluid wave, dehydration and a small tear on the left flank. When restrained for examination a further tear opened on the dorsal neck.

Histopathology and indirect immunohistochemistry confirmed a diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis with hepatic lipidosis. Feline skin fragility syndrome was also noted, a condition not previously associated with FIP.

Veterinary Dermatology 18 (5): 365-369.

Abstract reproduced by kind permission of Veterinary Practice magazine