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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.



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