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J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 1995 Nov-Dec;31(6):463-6.

Food intolerance mimicking alimentary lymphosarcoma.

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Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843, USA.

Abstract

A cat with chronic diarrhea was diagnosed as having duodenal lymphosarcoma on two separate sets of endoscopic biopsies. Prednisolone failed to effect any clinical improvement. However, feeding the cat with a hypoallergenic diet resulted in long-term (i.e., six months) resolution of clinical signs. Most clinicians are familiar with the possibility of mistakenly diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease when the patient has lymphosarcoma; however, this case had the opposite problem: lymphosarcoma was diagnosed histologically on two separate occasions when inflammatory bowel disease was the problem.

PMID:
8581539
DOI:
10.5326/15473317-31-6-463
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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