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Clinicopathological findings and disease staging of feline infectious peritonitis: 51 cases from 2003 to 2009 in Taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21216644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty-one cats histopathologically confirmed to have been naturally infected by feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), were collected to analyse the clinical and laboratory findings and to characterise disease staging. Effusive FIP was found in 33 cats, non-effusive FIP in 12 cats, and mixed-type in six cats. Highly significant decreases in haematocrit and albumin levels and an increase in total bilirubin level were noted in both effusive and non-effusive FIP, at first presentation and before death. In serial blood examinations of the effusive group, anaemia and increases in bilirubin and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were observed from 2 weeks to 0-3 days before death. The packed cell volume, bilirubin, AST, potassium, and sodium levels were established to predict disease staging and survival time. Cumulative points ranging from 0 to 4, 5 to 11 and excess of 12, indicate that the cat can survive for at least 2 weeks, less than 2 weeks and less than 3 days, respectively.
Hsien-Ying Tsai; Ling-Ling Chueh; Chao-Nan Lin; Bi-Ling Su
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1532-2750     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  2011-04-04     Revised Date:  2011-09-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 ISFM and AAFP. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institute of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, National Taiwan University, No 1 Sec 4 Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood
Feline Infectious Peritonitis / blood*,  pathology*
Hematocrit / veterinary
Potassium / blood
Severity of Illness Index*
Sodium / blood
Survival Analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
635-65-4/Bilirubin; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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