Low-dose cytosine arabinoside-induced remission of lymphoblastic leukemia in a cat.

TitleLow-dose cytosine arabinoside-induced remission of lymphoblastic leukemia in a cat.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsHelfand SC
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume191
Issue6
Pagination707-10
Date Published1987 Sep 15
ISSN0003-1488
KeywordsAnimals, Cat Diseases, Cats, Cytarabine, Leukemia, Leukemia Virus, Feline, Leukemia, Lymphoid, Remission Induction
Abstract

Low-dose cytosine arabinoside (10 mg/m2, q 12 h), an antimetabolite chemotherapeutic agent, was administered subcutaneously to a cat with aleukemic lymphoblastic leukemia. After several weeks of this treatment, there was marked improvement in the neutrophil count and PCV, as well as restoration of adequate numbers of normal bone marrow cells. The remission lasted 10 weeks.

Alternate JournalJ. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.