Myelitis in a cat infected with Toxoplasma gondii and feline immunodeficiency virus.

TitleMyelitis in a cat infected with Toxoplasma gondii and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsHeidel JR, Dubey JP, Blythe LL, Walker LL, Duimstra JR, Jordan JS
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume196
Issue2
Pagination316-8
Date Published1990 Jan 15
ISSN0003-1488
KeywordsAnimals, Cat Diseases, Cats, Immunohistochemistry, Male, Microscopy, Electron, Myelitis, Necrosis, Retroviridae Infections, Spinal Cord, Toxoplasmosis, Animal
Abstract

Severe necrotizing myelitis secondary to localization and reactivation of Toxoplasma gondii within the spinal cord of a domestic shorthair cat was diagnosed by use of light and electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry. The cat also was infected with feline immunodeficiency virus. This case may have useful comparative features to T gondii infections in human patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Alternate JournalJ. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.