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Volume 25(3), Autumn 2015

Commissioned paper

Feline chronic enteropathies

by Sina Marsilio and Jörg Steiner

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Click here to test your knowledge on feline chronic enteropathies (FCE).

 

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Low-grade alimentary lymphoma (LGAL) is characterised by epithelial/mucosal changes with or without transmural infiltration with well-differentiated lymphocytes mostly accompanied by lymphoplasmacytic inflammation in the same and/or ...

 

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Signs consistent with chronic gastrointestinal disease (e.g. diarrhoea, weight loss, anorexia, vomiting) are very common in cats. While there are many underlying causes of these clinical signs, chronic enteropathy is one of the most common. The goal of this review is to give a detailed summary of chronic enteropathies in cats.