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Feline hyperesthesia

Arianna Negrin, Sarah Spencer, Giunio Bruto Cherubini
This study aimed to describe the signalment, clinical signs, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis, treatment, and outcome of feline meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin (FMUO). Medical records from 16 cats meeting the inclusion criteria of CSF pleocytosis, negative CSF polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-infectious disease results, and characteristic MRI findings were retrospectively reviewed. Median age was 9.4 years. Clinical signs included ataxia, proprioceptive deficits, seizures, and spinal hyperesthesia...
October 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
Marcelo Mieres, Marcelo A Gómez, Carla Lillo, Marcela A Rojas, Manuel Moroni, Pamela Muñoz, Gerardo Acosta-Jamett, Ricardo Wiegand
Gurltia paralysans is a rare metastrongylid nematode of domestic cats that is found mainly in the veins of the spinal cord subarachnoid space and parenchyma. Endemic regions for G. paralysans mainly include Chile and Argentina. The ante mortem diagnosis of gurltiosis is difficult and based primarily on neurological signs, epidemiological factors, and the exclusion of other causes of feline myelopathies. The purpose of this retrospective case series was to describe clinical, imaging, and pathologic characteristics in nine domestic cats naturally infected with G...
May 2013: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
John Ciribassi
The etiology of feline hyperesthesia syndrome can be difficult to determine. Behavior modification and medications may help in treatment.
March 2009: Compendium: Continuing Education for Veterinarians
P G Tamke, M G Petersen, A E Dietze, A Delahunta
A one-year-old domestic long-haired cat was referred to the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine because of acute onset of paraparesis and hyperesthesia associated with trauma. Myelography and cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed severe hydromyelia and myelitis, respectively. The definitive diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis was made by histological examination at necropsy. Lesions were confined exclusively to the brain and spinal cord. Partial occlusion of the third and fourth ventricles with pyogranulomatous debris caused hydrocephalus and subsequent hydromyelia...
December 1988: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
K P Carmichael, D Bienzle, J J McDonnell
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection is associated with distinct neoplastic, hematologic, and immunosuppressive diseases. Here we report on a novel neurologic syndrome in 16 cats infected with FeLV for more than 2 years. Clinical signs consisted of abnormal vocalization, hyperesthesia, and paresis progressing to paralysis. The clinical course of affected cats involved gradually progressive neurologic dysfunction invariably resulting in euthanasia. Microscopically, white-matter degeneration with dilation of myelin sheaths and swollen axons was identified in the spinal cord and brain stem of affected animals...
September 2002: Veterinary Pathology
D Fondevila, M Vilafranca, M Pumarola
A 5-year-old intact male Persian cat was presented with progressive neurologic deficits, hyperesthesia, hyperreflexia, ataxia, and intention tremors, which resulted in death. Serologic tests for feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus infection were negative. Neurohistologic examination revealed the presence of pleomorphic cellular infiltrates in cerebral leptomeninges and around parenchymal vessels. The majority of infiltrating cells were uniformly immunostained using an antiserum directed against T cells...
November 1998: Veterinary Pathology
J Tuttle
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January 1, 1980: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
A J Parker
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September 1982: Modern Veterinary Practice
K C Hayes
Two nutritional problems of the cat are reviewed. One represents a deficiency of taurine, the other vitamin A toxicity. Taurine deficiency in cats is insidious because the progressive retinal degeneration induced may go unnoticed until the damage is advanced and irreversible. Both rods and cones undergo degeneration along with the underlying tapetum lucidum. The hyperreflective focal lesion is easily observed in the area centralis with an ophthalmoscope and has been previously identified as feline central retinal degeneration...
January 1982: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
M R Lappin, C E Greene, S Winston, S L Toll, M E Epstein
Clinical toxoplasmosis was diagnosed in 15 cats by correlating serologic evidence of infection and clinical signs to either response to therapy or histopathologic demonstration of the organism. Ophthalmic manifestations, primarily involving the anterior segment, were common. Other common physical examination abnormalities included muscle hyperesthesia, fever, and weight loss. Response to therapy was variable, but administration of clindamycin hydrochloride resulted in resolution of all clinical signs not involving the eyes in surviving animals...
July 1989: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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