Evaluation of feline pemphigus foliaceus in 49 cats
Medical records and histopathological reports of forty-nine client owned cats were reviewed. Domestic short/medium/long hair breeds were most commonly affected, with pinnae, head, haired face, nasal planum and ungual folds most frequently involved. Associated pruritus and systemic signs of illness were common. Vasculopathological changes were noted in a small proportion of cats, although the exact etiology was unclear. Corticosteroid monotherapy was sufficient to induce complete remission in the majority of cats. The study noted that cats generally respond favorably to treatment, however, it does require long-term therapy.
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