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
Date Published1990 Jan 15
KeywordsAnimal, Toxoplasmosis

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.