Antibodies that Attack Blood Cells at Lower Temperatures in Cats
Your cat will need to be hospitalized in a warm environment until its health has stabilized and the disease is nonprogressive. Supportive care and wound management depend on clinical signs. If necrosis involving the tail tip or feet is severe, amputation may be required.
Removal of the spleen is of little assistance in patients with IgM-mediated hemolytic disorders, but may be helpful in those with therapy-resistant IgG-mediated hemolytic anemia.
Living and Management
Animals that have suffered from this condition are prone to relapse. Keep your cat in a warm environment at all times to prevent relapse. Prognosis is guarded to fair and recovery may take weeks.
A condition in which the skin becomes yellow in color as do the mucous membranes; this is due to excess amounts of bilirubin.
The term for living organisms inside the test tube
The removal and destruction of red blood cells
A condition of dead tissue
Relating to a disease of unknown origin, which may or may not have arisen spontaneously
A condition in which the spleen becomes enlarged
The term for a quick heartbeat
A medical condition in which the patient has an abnormally fast heartbeat
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
The breakdown of blood cells
A red blood cell that carries oxygen
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
The process of removing all or part of a body part; usually refers to a limb (arm or leg) and is done for medical reasons.
a) antibodies that are created as an animal's natural response to an infection or the presence of strange micro organisms; these antibodies cause the organisms to clump together. b) any substance or antibody that causes certain organisms to clump together; usually causes the clumping of the organism that caused it to be produced in the first place.
The grouping together of certain cells, molecules, or particles into one area or clump.
A protein in the body that is designed to fight disease; antibodies are brought on by the presence of certain antigens in the system.
Any disease in which an animal's body creates antibodies that are used against itself.
Fibers that bond items together that would not normally be combined.
Redness of the skin
The process of putting something irritation onto a blemish in order to get it to go away.
The protein that moves oxygen in the blood
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