Day, Michael, and Squires, Richard (2008) Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Vetstream FELIS. Vetstream, UK, pp. 1-2.
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• Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMTP) is rare and poorly documented in the cat (in contrast to the dog).
• Cause: most cases are likely to be secondary (particularly to FeLV infection and associated neoplasia) rather than primary autoimmune thrombocytopenia (AITP).
• Signs: vague eg anorexia, lethargy.
• Diagnosis: often presumptive, platelet count <50,000, anti-platelet antibody.
• Treatment: treat underlying condition and immunosuppression if required.
• Prognosis: guarded.
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This is a Vetstream FELIS peer reviewed journal article that was first published online in 2008.
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