Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Case Report
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 9(5): 689-691
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 Julia Guimarães1, Aline Silvestrini da Silva2, Fernanda Campos Hertel2, Stefany Dias Teixeira2, Dayana Alersa Conceição Ferreira-Ermita2, Laydianne Graciette Abreu de Oliveira Souza2, Clairton Marcolongo Pereira1*, Jéssica Miranda Cota1

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Centro Universitário do Espírito Santo - UNESC, Colatina, Brazil, ²Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade Federal de Viçosa – UFV, Viçosa, Brazil.

Abstract | Trichogranuloma is characterized by a foreign body-type granulomatous inflammatory process resulting from the presence of hair fragments in the dermis. We report a case of a two-year-old male cat, presenting pain and an increase in volume in the right pelvic limb. Physical examination revealed a nodular lesion that drained a purulent secretion. The diagnosis of trichogranuloma was made based on clinical findings and histological changes. Trichogranulomas are rare in animals and humans; they are usually an occupational disease of hairdressers. Therefore, this condition must enter into the differential diagnosis of other granulomatous diseases in cats, such as infection by Mycobacterium spp. and Nocardia spp., among others.

Keywords | Granuloma, Dermatopathology, Inflammation, Fistula, Feline