Image Quiz: Fragile, hyperextensible skin in a dog


Correct answer: Image Quiz: Fragile, hyperextensible skin in a dog, question 3

Perform biochemical studies on the dermal collagen biopsy or electron microscopy on the skin biopsy sample is correct!

The histologic findings of “perivascular dermatitis with edema, excess telogen hair follicles, and an equivocal reduction in dermal collagen” along with the physical examination findings are supportive of cutaneous asthenia. For a definitive diagnosis, biochemical studies and electron microscopy should be performed on the skin biopsy sample.3

Question 4: How would you treat this patient?

a) Administer a round of first-tier antibiotics

b) Administer corticosteroids

c) Administer cyclosporine

d) Recommend supportive care, such as environmental alterations


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