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Non-pruritic granuloma in Norwegian forest cats
  1. W. H. G. Leistra, DVM1,
  2. B. A. van Oost, DVM, PhD1 and
  3. T. Willemse, DVM, PhD1
  1. 1Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, WL 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands


The eosinophilic granuloma complex is a group of skin disorders common in cats. This paper describes the clinical, haematological and histopathological features of 17 related Norwegian forest cats, six of which had a linear granuloma on the caudal thigh, three of which also had a granuloma on the lower lip, and one of which had a granuloma in combination with an indolent ulcer. The high prevalence of the disease in this population is suggestive of a genetic background.

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  • Dr Leistra’s present address is Maatschap Dermatologie, Dierenarts Specialisten Amsterdam, Weesperzijde 147, 1091 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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