Cystic liver disease related to high Platynosomum fastosum infection in a domestic cat.

@article{Xavier2007CysticLD,
  title={Cystic liver disease related to high Platynosomum fastosum infection in a domestic cat.},
  author={Fabiana Galtarossa Xavier and Geraldo S Morato and Dario A Righi and Paulo C{\'e}sar Maiorka and Helenice de Souza Spinosa},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={51-5}
}
Platynosomum fastosum is a small fluke found in the biliary ducts and gallbladder of cats. Its lifecycle includes the snail Sublima octona as intermediate host, and lizards, toads and geckos as paratenic hosts. Affected cats are usually adult and acquire the parasite by feeding on infected lizards. This parasite occurs across the world but is more frequent in tropical areas. The clinical signs range from none to obstruction of the biliary tract, with hepatic failure and death, reinforcing the… CONTINUE READING
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