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Idiopathic polyradiculoneuropathy in a Bengal cat: electrophysiological findings and 1 year follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18555719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a rapidly progressive loss of motor function in a 16-month-old male neutered Bengal cat, beginning in the pelvic limbs and progressing to involve all limbs and rendering the cat non-ambulatory. The neurological examination revealed flaccid tetraparesis with decreased spinal reflexes but preserved conscious proprioception and skin sensation. Extensive electrophysiological tests were conducted including electromyography, motor and sensory peripheral nerves potential recordings and 'late' potentials, defining the electrodiagnostic characteristics of this disease. Based on the electrophysiological findings, a generalised proximal and predominantly axonal neuropathy affecting the ventral (motor) nerve roots was suspected. As no aetiology was identified, this disease was classified as idiopathic polyradiculoneuropathy. Over a year, the cat presented three separate episodes of tetraparesis, each with a spontaneous complete recovery, consistent with the reportedly good prognosis for this disease.
Nicolas Granger; Catherine E Stalin; Thomas B Harcourt Brown; Nick D Jeffery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1098-612X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-25     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  603-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Medicine, The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Electromyography / veterinary
Neural Conduction
Paraplegia / diagnosis,  etiology,  veterinary*
Polyradiculoneuropathy / complications,  diagnosis,  veterinary*
Recovery of Function

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