Successful management of hepatic lipidosis accompanied by a feline skin fragility syndrome-like lesion in a cat

Hyoung Jin Park, Eun Ji Hong, Hyo Jung Kwon, Seong Jun Park, Joo Min Park, Kun Ho Song, Kyoung Won Seo

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Abstract

A 7-year-old spayed female Somali-cross cat was admitted with a 4-week history of anorexia, vomiting, weight loss, and lethargy. The cat was diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis. With intensive care and nutritional support via a nasogastric feeding tube for 3 weeks, the clinical signs of hepatic lipidosis were improved. However, skin lesions were found in the left and right scapular regions during the treatment that were suspected to be due to feline skin fragility syndrome (FSFS). Intensive wound healing therapy with granulated sugar, laser therapy, and a surgical flap was conducted. Skin lesions improved uneventfully without other clinical signs or recurrence of any skin lesion for a year. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a good prognosis in a hepatic disorder and concurrent FSFS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cat
  • FSFS
  • Granulated sugar
  • Hepatic lipidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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