General information on Lymphocytic-plasmacytic Enterocolitis
Lymphocytic-plasmacytic enterocolitis,or LPE, is the most common form of inflammatory bowel disease in cats. A cat with LPE will have microscopic cells, typically plasma and lymphocyte, will be found in the large and small intestines. Some of the causes of LPE are genetic factors, dietary agents, or infectious disorders such as giardiasis, salmonella, or campylobacter.
Symptoms of Lymphocytic-plasmacytic Enterocolitis
Some of the symptoms that may be noticed are vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, weight loss or anorexia, a starved appetite, difficulty breathing, or abdominal swelling. Some cats may have no apparent symptoms at all.
Treatments for Lymphocytic-plasmacytic Enterocolitis
Most of the treatments are directed more so at the underlying cause of the case of LPE. Antibiotics may be given to treat intestinal bacterial overgrowth and giardiasis. Should other treatments not be successful, immunosuppressant drugs may be given. A hypoallergenic easily digestible diet is usually recommended for a cat suffering from lymphocytic-plasmacytic enterocolitis.
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