Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Primary seborrhea

Synonym(s): Keratinization defect

Contributor(s): Catherine Fraser, Rosanna Marsella, Ian Mason

Introduction

  • Rare, inherited disorder of keratinization or cornification.
  • Signs: scaly skin, often greasy, often malodorous, comedo formation.
  • Prognosis: incurable.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Inherited condition in Persian cats (?autosomal recessive). Any sex and color can be affected.

Pathophysiology

  • Genetically determined trait, causing uncharacterized cell defect   →   excessive epidermal cell turnover.

Timecourse

  • Present at birth.
  • Lifelong.
  • Worsens over time.

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

Other sources of information

  • Kwochka K W (1993) Keratinization abnormalities - understanding the mechanism of scale formation. In: Advances in Veterinary Dermatology. Volume 2. Eds: P J Ihrke et al. New York: Pergamon Press. pp 91.


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