Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia

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.

Item ID: 18761
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 2008.

Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 01:51
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070706 Veterinary Medicine @ 100%
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