Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Primary immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in cats (2010)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Wondratschek, Christina
    Weingart, Christiane
    Kohn, Barbara
    Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association; 46(1) — S. 12–19
    ISSN: 0587-2871
    Pubmed: 20045832
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Feline primary immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (pIMT) is a rare condition, and only a few cases have been described in veterinary literature. Five cats with severe thrombocytopenia most likely due to pIMT are described. A flow cytometry platelet-bound antibody test was positive in all cats; underlying diseases or triggering factors causing thrombocytopenia were not detected. Three cats were transfused with blood type-compatible fresh whole blood; one cat received Oxyglobin as well. All cats were treated with prednisolone; one cat received chlorambucil in addition. Four cats responded to treatment and were discharged from the hospital. One cat was euthanized due to dyspnea. Primary immune-mediated thrombocytopenia is rarely diagnosed in cats, but it is important as a differential diagnosis in cats presented with surface bleeding.