Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in cats

Squires, Richard, and McGrotty, Yvonne (2008) Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in cats. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Vetstream FELIS. Vetstream, UK, pp. 1-3.

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• Very rare in the cat.

• Signs: pallor, lethargy.

• Cause: antibody-mediated destruction of red cells by intravascular or extravascular hemolysis.

• May be secondary to infection with FeLV and/or Haemoplasmas (feline infectious anemia).

• Primary AIHA is much less common in the cat than in the dog.

• Diagnosis: hematology, Coombs' test.

• Treatment: treat underlying disease +/- immunosuppressive therapy.

• Prognosis: guarded.

Item ID: 18756
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISSN: 1757-8264
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This is a Vetstream FELIS peer reviewed journal article that was first published online in November 2008. It is updated quarterly.

Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 01:56
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