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Correct answer: Fragile, hyperextensible skin in a dog, question 1
Cutaneous asthenia is correct!
Cutaneous asthenia, also known as dermatosparaxis, resembles Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in people.1-3 It is a rare skin disease in dogs and other species, such as sheep, cattle, mink, and cats.1-6 The syndrome is part of a set of congenital, hereditary connective tissue disorders, predominantly collagen dysplasia, categorized by weak and hyperextensible integument as well as poor wound healing, delicate vasculature, subcutaneous hematomas, joint hypermobility and laxity, elbow hygromas, and infrequent ocular signs.1-3,7-10
Question 2: How is this disease commonly diagnosed?