Fungal Disease (Sporotrichosis) of the Skin in Cats
Because of its potential for infection in humans, your cat may be hospitalized for the initial treatment. In many situations, outpatient therapy may be a consideration. Several antifungal drugs are available for treatment of this infection. Your veterinarian will choose the type that is best suited to your cat. The treatment generally takes some time; at least several weeks after the initial treatment before the patient is considered recovered. While your cat is being treated, you will need to protect yourself from infection. Gloves and face masks are suggested, but your veterinarian will instruct you on the best methods for minimizing risk of transmission.
Although difficult to prevent because of its prevalence in the environment, it is helpful to determine the source of the Sporothrix schenckii, so that you can take steps to prevent repeat infections.
Living and Management
Your veterinarian will set up a schedule of follow-up appointments at around every 2–4 weeks in order to re-evaluate your cat's condition. Clinical signs will be monitored and liver enzymes will be assessed. Side effects associated with treatment will be evaluated, and treatment will be modified according to your cat's reactions. If your cat does not respond to therapy, your veterinarian will make changes in the medication.
A medical condition in which the meninges becomes inflamed
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A type of fungus that produces buds
General discomfort of the body
Denotes an animal that is still able to reproduce or is free of cuts and scrapes
The furthest distance from the middle or the top of a body
The introduction of an animal to an organism in order to create a slight disease to induce immunity
Used to refer to any drug or medical substance that has the ability to slow down or stop the growth of bacteria and other such organisms.
The part of the back between the pelvis and the thorax
Claw and Nail Disorders in Cats
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Thin or Fragile Skin in Cats
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