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Meningitis

Meningitis in Cats: An Overview

Meningitis is a condition that occurs in cats when one or more of the three tissue layers that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, known as the “meninges,” become inflamed and/or infected.Meningitis is not a disease. It is a very serious and painful pathological condition of inflammation of delicate tissues surrounding the brain. This typically leads to inflammation of the brain and/or spinal cord, causing direct neurological deficits. It is more common in

Symptoms of Meningitis in Cats

Meningitis is not a disease but rather is the condition of inflammation of the meninges – the three membranes that intimately surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is very serious; if your cat is exhibiting any of the clinical signs of this disorder, it is important that you visit with your veterinarian immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the chances of a positive result, depending upon why the meningitis occurred.Symptoms of

Diagnosing Meningitis in Cats

Feline meningitis is a pathological condition of inflammation of the tissue layers which cover and protect the spinal cord and brain. Often, it is caused by bacterial or viral organisms, although anything that activates the inflammatory cascade can be a cause of meningitis. A conclusive diagnosis of meningitis cannot always be based on the cat’s clinical signs alone. Additional tests frequently are necessary to rule out other causes and reach a definitive meningitis diagnosis.Many cases

Treating Meningitis in Cats

Meningitis is a condition in which the layers of protective tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord, called the “meninges,” become inflamed. Cats diagnosed with meningitis often develop the disease in combination with feline infectious peritonitis, toxoplasmosis, feline immunodeficiency virus or feline leukemia virus. In some cases, cats develop bacterial meningitis or meningitis caused by parasites, fungi or other microscopic organisms, but this is uncommon. Meningitis is an extremely serious condition, and unfortunately the prognosis


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