Persistent papillomavirus infection in a cat

Fernando Lozano-Alarcón, Thomas R. Lewis, Edward G. Clark, Gregory A. Bradley, Mark R. Shupe, Ann M. Hargis

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A seven-year-old, neutered male, crossbred Persian was diagnosed as having persistent, cutaneous papillomavirus infection. The skin lesions consisted of round, multifocal-to-confluent, raised, black plaques on the neck, thorax, shoulders, and forelegs. Papillomavirus virions were demonstrated in negative-stained, electron microscopic preparations of homogenized skin lesions and within the nuclei of cells from the stratum granulosum. Avidin-biotin immunoperoxidase stains were positive for papillomavirus in the same cells. The cat was euthanized due to a clinical diagnosis of concurrent, severe, chronic pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-396
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996

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  • General Medicine


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