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Published in Veterinary Dermatology | June 2021
A new study is the first in peer-reviewed literature to describe the disease bullous amyloidosis in a veterinary species.
Bullous amyloidosis, a rare disease in humans, is characterized by hemorrhagic vesicles and bullae on the skin and mucosa. The disease was identified in a 17-year-old thoroughbred mare that came to a veterinary hospital with weight loss and severe oral cavity ulcers.
Researchers have identified the condition as a differential for bullous disease in horses. Clinical clues include hemorrhagic nature of the bullae, scarring and deep secondary ulcers.
Study co-authors include Keith Linder, Betta Breuhaus, Petra Bizikova and Devin Fussell. Veterinary Dermatology published the research.