dermatofibrosis

dermatofibrosis

a syndrome inherited as a dominant trait in German shepherd dogs in which multiple, firm cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules of mature fibrous tissue, up to 2 inches in diameter, develop in middle age. Affected animals show a high incidence of renal adenocarcinoma and females have multiple uterine and vaginal leiomyomas. Called also nodular dermatofibrosis.
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1,2) Several clinical abnormalities associated with OPK have been reported, including rheumatoid arthritis, synovial chondromatosis, and, more frequently, dermatological pathologies (such as dermatofibrosis lenticularis disseminata, keloid formations and scleroderma-like lesions).
Various developmental malformations have been reported to be associated with osteopoikilosis, including: coarctation of the aorta, double ureter, pubertas praecox, urogenital defects, growth abnormalities, peptic ulcer, diabetes mellitus at the endodermal strata level; arthritis, exostoses, osteitis condensans ilii, Klippel-Feil Syndrome, melorheostosis, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, dacryocystitis, giant cell tumor, fibrous dysplasia, chondrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, synovial chondromatosis at the mesodermal level; facial abnormalities, hare lip, dental abnormalities, dermatofibrosis lenticularis disseminata, keloid formation, plantar and palmar keratomas at the ectodermal level (14-16).