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Feeling curious about Feline Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex?


Check out these 3 facts below!


1) This condition usually affects cats.There are 3️forms of this disease.

Eosinophilic granuloma(This can look like a swelling such as the one seen on this cat’s lower lip),eosinophilic plaque or indolent ulcer

2) This condition can be diagnosed by a simple skin test called a skin cytology. There are usually large numbers of eosinophils which are a type of white blood cell.

3) The cause is usually a hypersensitivity reaction due to antigenic stimulation. This can be due to allergens (such as environmental or food) or ectoparasites (such as fleas)


References:

1) Veterinary Partner. Veterinarypartner.com

2) Tilley, L. P., & Smith, F. W. (2005). The 5-minute veterinary consult: Canine and feline. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

3) Yin, S. A. (2010). The small animal veterinary nerdbook. Davis, CA: CattleDog Pub.

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