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In the absence of fleas, the most likely cause of this would be something called Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. It is an immune condition that arises in cats (cat start at any age) and it itches, and they groom their fur off and you will see little open red sores/scabs. It is treated easily with a steroid injection. Be careful googling this condition, because the info you will find on the internet will look NOTHING like what we actually see in practice. They are not sure what causes it, but steroids are the only real treatment for it. I would see your vet for a simple skin test that will diagnose it, and then get the injection to treat it.
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