Characterization of the anemia of inflammatory disease in cats with abscesses, pyothorax, or fat necrosis.

@article{Ottenjann2006CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the anemia of inflammatory disease in cats with abscesses, pyothorax, or fat necrosis.},
  author={Mareike Ottenjann and Christiane Weingart and Gisela C. Arndt and Barbara Kohn},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={1143-50}
}
The purpose of this study was to describe the anemia of inflammatory disease (AID) in cats with naturally-occurring inflammatory diseases, such as abscesses (n = 12), pyothorax (n = 6), and fat necrosis (n = 3). Exclusion criteria were positive FeLV/FIV tests, neoplasia, nephro-, hepato- or endocrinopathies, and blood loss anemia. CBC, clinical biochemistry, measurements of serum erythropoietin, iron, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), ferritin, acute phase proteins, erythrocytic osmotic… CONTINUE READING