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DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF A CAT WITH IMMUNE MEDIATED HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA (IMHA)

Lujia Huang1, Xinlei Qian1, Cong Wu1, Pei Liu1, Yulan Zhao1, Zheng Xu2 and Ping Liu1,*

1Jiangxi Provincial Key Laboratory for Animal Health, Institute of Animal Population Health, College of Animal Science and Technology, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
2Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA

*Corresponding author: pingliujx@163.com

In order to explore the diagnosis and treatment of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) in cats, we diagnosed and treated a cat with IMHA. We made a detailed observation and record of the treatment process for reference to the treatment of IMHA in cats. Our diagnosis was based on the cat’s clinical manifestations, routine diagnosis, laboratory tests, and ultrasound results. We excluded the possibility of common infectious diseases and parasitic infections. The cat was initially diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, fatty liver, hepatocyte injury and cholestasis. The condition did not improve after symptomatic treatment for five days. But the cat gradually improved after the use of immunosuppressants, and was finally diagnosed to be suffering from IMHA. After 32 days of treatment, the cat was basically cured and discharged from the hospital. This paper describes a case study which can serve as the reference for the diagnosis and treatment of feline IMHA.

 Keywords: Cat, Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), Diagnosis, Treatment

How to cite this article:
Huang L, Qian X, Wu C, Liu P, Zhao Y, Xu Z and Liu P, 2021. Diagnosis and treatment of a cat with immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA).
Agrobiological Records 6: 7-12. https://doi.org/10.47278/journal.abr/2021.006