Feline immunodeficiency virus infection in cats from São Paulo, Brazil

Authors

  • Mitika Kuribayashi Hagiwara Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Archivaldo Reche Junior Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Silvia Regina Ricci Lucas Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Maria Lucia Zaidan Dagli Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1993.52035

Keywords:

Feline Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract

Clinical and epidemiological aspects of three cases of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in cats related to FIV infection are described. Two of the patients were siamese, male and female, three years old cats and the third one was a male, six years old, short haired domestic cat. Fever, icterus, spleen enlargement, ematiation and weakness were the clinical signs observed. The main hematological alterations were anemia, apparently not related to hemobartonellosis, found in two of the cats, neutrophilia in all of them and lymphopenia observed in one. The necropsy made on two cats revealed that sepsis was the major cause of the worsening of clinical conditions of the FIV infected cats. Moraxella phenilpiruvica was isolated from kidney of one patient. All of the cats were FIV positive and FeLV negative and had been sick for a long time with clinical signs related to feline AIDS.

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Published

1993-12-03

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Section

ANIMAL PATHOLOGY

How to Cite

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Hagiwara MK, Reche Junior A, Lucas SRR, Dagli MLZ. Feline immunodeficiency virus infection in cats from São Paulo, Brazil. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 1993 Dec. 3 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];30(supl.):217-20. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/52035