Paraneoplastic exfoliative erythroderma in a cat with thymoma
A 14-year-old domestic shorthair cat was admitted with a 2-month history of excessive body weight loss and generalized exfoliative dermatitis with erythroderma. Radiographic and ultrasonographic examination revealed a cranioventral cavitary mass within the anterior mediastinum. An ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology from the mass revealed numerous small mature lymphocytes intermingled with much fewer inflammatory mast cells. These findings, along with a cellpoor interface and mixed cell dermatitis demonstrated on skin histopathology, made the diagnosis of paraneoplastic exfoliative dermatitis straightforward. This uncommon case illustrates the relative value of keratosebborheic skin disease as a useful indicator of an internal malignancy in the cat.
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KASABALIS (Δ. ΚΑΣΑΜΠΑΛΗΣ) D., MYLONAKIS (Μ.Ε. ΜΥΛΩΝΑΚΗΣ) M. E., PATSIKAS (Μ.Ν. ΠΑΤΣΙΚΑΣ) M. N., PETANIDES (Θ. ΠΕΤΑΝΙΔΗΣ) T., & KOUTINAS (Α.Φ. ΚΟΥΤΙΝΑΣ) A. F. (2017). Paraneoplastic exfoliative erythroderma in a cat with thymoma. Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, 62(3), 229–234. https://doi.org/10.12681/jhvms.14854
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