Myelin Deficiency in Cats
There is no effective treatment available for either peripheral or central hypomyelination.
Living and Management
Due to the genetic bases of this disease, if your cat has been diagnosed with this nerve disorder, you will be advised not to breed your cat, or to further breed the parent of the diagnosed kitten. If your cat is affected by CNS hypomyelination, the nervous symptoms will usually improve my the time your cat reaches its first year of age. With PNS hypomyelination, affected cats are expected to have a normal lifespan.
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A type of covering over certain nerve cells; may be found in areas of the spinal cord or on the brain’s white matter
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The part of the neuron that is extended out from the cell and works to conduct electrical impulses.
A medical condition in which an animal is unable to control the movements of their muscles; may result in collapse or stumbling.
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