Update on Feline Hemoplasmosis

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Abstract

“The wall-less, hemotropic, mycoplasma species Mycoplasma haemofelis, “Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis” and, to a lesser extent, “Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum” have the potential to induce clinical hemolytic anemia in infected cats. Prevalence varies markedly between infecting species, complicated by a chronic carrier state. Accurate and prompt confirmation of infection and identification of the infecting hemoplasma species enables appropriate antibiotics (eg, tetracycline; fluoroquinolone) to be prescribed. Although cats with hemoplasmosis respond rapidly to antibiosis and supportive care, initial monotherapy treatment rarely results in clearance of infection. A protocol now exists for the clearance of the most pathogenic feline hemoplasma M haemofelis.”

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-743
Number of pages11
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Volume49
Issue number4
Early online date5 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Clearance
  • Doxycycline
  • Fluoroquinolone
  • Haemoplasma
  • Mycoplasma haemofelis

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