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Asthenia-Cutanea-in-Albino-Burmese-Python-Python-Molurus-Bivittatus-Report-of-a-Case-in-Mexico

Asthenia-Cutanea-in-Albino-Burmese-Python-Python-Molurus-Bivittatus-Report-of-a-Case-in-Mexico

Jocelín Selene Sánchez Cisneros1, Braulio Alejandro Fuantos Gámez1, Martin Herrik Ramón Kane1, Laura Miranda Contreras2, Camilo Romero Núñez2* 

1Clínica Veterinaria Fauna, Cruz de Malta 553, Hacienda los Pinos, Apodaca, Nuevo León, México; 2Dermavet Hospital Veterinario, José de la Luz Blanco, Mz. 187, Lt. 33, Col. Santa Martha Acatitla, Ciudad de México.

*Correspondence | Camilo Romero Núñez, Dermavet Hospital Veterinario, José de la Luz Blanco, Mz. 187, Lt. 33, Col. Santa Martha Acatitla, Ciudad de México; Email: mvzcamilo@yahoo.com.mx 

ABSTRACT

Cutaneous asthenia, dermatosparaxis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or also called skin fragility syndrome, is a hereditary disorder of the connective tissue caused by the defective synthesis or assembly of collagen. This case describes a young albino Burmese python that presented with dry-looking skin, multiple folds and wounds. Skin samples were taken for histopathology and compared with a healthy specimen of the same species and colour characteristics. The diagnosis was cutaneous collagen dysplasia suggestive of cutaneous asthenia. This is the first report of cutaneous asthenia in a baby albino Burmese python in Latin America.

Keywords | Burmese python, Histopathology, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Wounds, Cutaneous asthenia 

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 54, Iss. 4, Pages 1501-2001

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