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Symptoms include of skin blisterin and in some cases has lead to euthanasure due to poor prognosis. In post-mortem examination, the puppies were shown to have findings in the skin and the mucosal membranes characteristic of EB.
Dermatologic - Associated with the skin
Collagen type VII alpha 1 chain (COL7A1) Chromosome 20
Base Substitution c.4579C>T p.Arg1527STOP
Low-Moderate. This disease can cause some discomfort and/or dysfunction in the affected animal. It does not generally affect life expectancy.
Mode of Inheritance:
Niskanen, J. Nonsense variant in COL7A1 causes recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa in Central Asian Shepherd dogs. (2017) PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177527.
Associated Breed(s):Asian Shepherd, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Mixed Breed,