Ocular signs, diagnosis and long-term treatment with allopurinol in a cat with leishmaniasis.

  title={Ocular signs, diagnosis and long-term treatment with allopurinol in a cat with leishmaniasis.},
  author={Richter and Schaarschmidt-Kiener and Krudewig},
  journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde},
  volume={156 6},
A case of leishmaniasis with predominantly ocular signs in a cat living in Switzerland and it's treatment is reported. The cat was imported from Spain 4 years earlier and was initially presented with chronic uveitis. Laboratory test results were negative for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) and Toxoplasma gondii, as well as for Bartonella haenselae and Leishmania spp. Twenty-one months later the cat was presented again… 

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