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Skin Disease, Autoimmune (Pemphigus) in Cats

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Treatment

 

Only severely affected patients need to be hospitalized for supportive care. Steroid therapy may be prescribed briefly to bring the condition under control. If corticosteroid and azathioprine therapy is prescribed, your cat will be switched to a low-fat diet, since these medications can dispose animals to pancreatitis. Your veterinarian will treat your cat with the drugs that are specifically suited to the form of pemphigus it has.

 

Living and Management

 

Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments to see your cat every one to three weeks. Standard blood-work will be performed at each visit to check for progress. Once your cat's condition has gone into remission, it may be seen once every one to three months. The sun can worsen this condition, so it is important to protect your cat from excessive exposure to the sun.

 

 

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