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- Rolim, V. Machado; Casagrande, R. Assis; Wouters, A. Terezinha Barth; Driemeier, D.; Pavarini, S. Petinatti
- Journal of comparative pathology 2016 v.154 no.1 pp. 3-8
- Chlamydia; Coronavirinae; Feline calicivirus; Feline immunodeficiency virus; Feline leukemia virus; Feline parvovirus; T-lymphocytes; Toxoplasma gondii; anorexia; antigens; cardiomyopathy; cats; cytoplasm; hypertrophy; immunohistochemistry; macrophages; myocarditis; myocardium; necropsy; neutrophils; pericardium; plasma cells; vomiting
- ... Viral infections have been implicated as the cause of cardiomyopathy in several mammalian species. This study describes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and myocarditis associated with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in five cats aged between 1 and 4 years. Clinical manifestations included dyspnoea in four animals, one of which also exhibited restlessness. One animal showed only let ...
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