Epitheliogenesis imperfecta in a crossbred Holstein calf, southwestern Iran

  • Shahrzad Azizi | azizi.shahrzad@gmail.com Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of.
  • Mehdi Amirmohammadi Jiroft Branch, Islamic Azad University, Young Researchers Club, Jiroft, Iran, Islamic Republic of.
  • Reza Kheirandish Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of.
  • Paria Dahesh Graduated of Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of.

Abstract

Epitheliogenesis imperfect (EI) is a rare autosomal recessive skin defect that is clinically identified with absence of cutaneous epithelium of the limbs, muzzle and nostrils as well as oral mucous membranes. This congenital newborn desease is reported mainly in domestic animals. The present study described EI in a 13 day-old, female crossbred Holstein calf. Gross examination showed epithelium agenesis of two front and hind limbs skin around the carpal and tarsal joints, and also extensive areas of the metacarpal and metatarsal regions. The calf died 5 days after antibiotic therapy and use of topical cream.

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2016-08-09
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Keywords:
Epitheliogenesis imperfecta, calf, pathology
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Azizi, S., Amirmohammadi, M., Kheirandish, R., & Dahesh, P. (2016). Epitheliogenesis imperfecta in a crossbred Holstein calf, southwestern Iran. Veterinary Science Development, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/vsd.2016.6238