Skin Lesions Associated with FIP

Declercq, J., H. De Bosschere, et al. (2008). “Papular cutaneous lesions in a cat associated with feline infectious peritonitis.” Vet Dermatol 19(5): 255-8.

This paper describes unusual lesions associated with a case of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)– slightly raised intradermal papules that were not painful nor itchy. The 7 month old intact male domestic shorthair cat also had other indicators of FIP, such as fever, anterior uveitis, respiratory distress, and kidney abnormalities. The skin lesions were on the neck and thorax and difficult to see in these haired areas. Histopathologic analysis of these lesions along with immunohistochemistry revealed typical FIP lesions. If detected early in the disease process, analysis of similar skin lesions may help provide a diagnosis. [MK]
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Cannon, M. J., M. A. Silkstone, et al. (2005). “Cutaneous lesions associated with coronavirus-induced vasculitis in a cat with feline infectious peritonitis and concurrent feline immunodeficiency virus infection.” J Feline Med Surg 7(4): 233-6.
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