Epidemiology

Etiology and Transmission

Feline Leishmania infections have been observed all over the world and are caused by endemic species also infecting humans and other animals in…
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Clinical signs

Clinical Presentation

Feline leishmaniosis is a chronic disease with clinical signs and clinicopathological abnormalities similar to those found in dogs. The most common muco-cutaneous…
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Diagnosis

To confirm diagnosis, a quantitative serological test or Western blot should be performed in sera from cats with clinical signs or clinicopathological…
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Treatment

Therapy, Monitoring and Prognosis

There are no published controlled studies of FeL therapy. In the absence of evidence indicating otherwise, empirical treatment giving…
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Prevention

It is advised to protect individual cats from the risk of developing infection and clinical disease. Feline population to improve the control of…
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Key Points

Leishmania infantum is most likely transmitted to cats by sandflies although blood transfusion may be a non-vectorial route of transmission…
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