An unusual case of feline leishmaniosis with involvement of the mammary glands

André Pereira, Joana Valente, Ricardo Parreira, José Manuel Cristovão, Susana Azinheira, Lenea Campino, Carla Maia

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Abstract

We report an unusual case of leishmaniosis with the involvement of mammary glands in an old cat with what seems to be a concurrent regressive feline leukemia virus infection. Leishmania donovani complex parasites were identified for the first time in inflammatory breast fluid during a clinical recurrence manifested about 4 years after the first diagnosis of feline leishmaniosis. Combined treatment with allopurinol and meglumine antimoniate resulted in clinical cure of mammary lesion and a concurrent uveitis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100356
Number of pages4
JournalTopics in companion animal medicine
Volume37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Cat
  • Feline leukemia virus
  • Leishmania donovani complex
  • Leishmaniosis
  • Mammary glands

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