Eosinophilic pericardial effusion in a cat with complex systemic disease and associated peripheral eosinophilia  

Inaki Prado Checa, G. A. Woods , Ioannis Oikonomidis, J Paris, Geoff Culshaw, Yolanda Martinez Pereira, Giorgia Santarelli

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Abstract

An 11-year-old domestic short hair cat was referred for investigation of a dry cough of 1-week duration and cardiomegaly. Echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion, and eosinophils were identified as the predominant cell type in fluid collected by pericardiocentesis. Thoracic computed tomography imaging and bronchoscopy were supportive of mild lower airway disease, while bronchoalveolar lavage confirmed eosinophilic inflammation and concurrent Mycoplasma felis infection. A few months after the initial presentation, there was clinical deterioration and further investigation suggested intestinal lymphoma. It was hypothesised that the pericardial effusion and lower airway inflammation were an early manifestation of hypereosinophilic syndrome, possibly as a paraneoplastic consequence of lymphoma.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Veterinary Cardiology
Early online date17 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Feline
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • Lymphoma

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