Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in cats
Squires, Richard, and McGrotty, Yvonne (2008) Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in cats. In: 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.
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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.
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