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Protein Deposits in Liver (Amyloidosis) in Cats

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Treatment

 

There is no cure for amyloidosis, but supportive care is very helpful. Blood transfusions should be administered if your cat has recently lost a lot of blood. Fluid therapy and possible diet changes will need to be undertaken. Each patient should have its diet tailored to suit the organ function that is being affected most. If feline patients have a fractured liver lobe, surgery may be necessary.

 

Living and Management

 

This syndrome is difficult to treat and has a guarded to poor prognosis. Most animals will have episodes of fever and cholestasis, where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum (small intestine). Some cats will benefit from medication, with resolved clinical signs and diminished hepatic amyloid. However, cats surviving liver hemorrhage eventually succumb to renal failure. Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments with you for your cat as is necessary to monitor its organ function.

 

 

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