Vet Rec. 1994 Apr 9;134(15):365-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
Two groups of six cats were established, one a control group and one
infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) 18 months previously.
The cats in both groups were inoculated with Chlamydia psittaci and the
clinical progression of the infection was monitored by means of a
clinical scoring system for 10 months. Haematological, serological and
viral and chlamydial isolation studies were also made. The response of
the FIV infected group to treatment with oxytetracycline was monitored
in the 11th and 12th months. The FIV infection prolonged the duration of
the clinical signs resulting from the infection with C psittaci and led
to the development of chronic conjunctivitis. The haematological and
antibody responses to C psittaci were comparable in the two groups.
However, it was possible to isolate C psittaci from the FIV-infected
cats up to day 270, when the treatment began, but only up to day 70 in
the control group. In addition, it appeared that the infection with a
secondary pathogen may have accelerated the clinical progression of the
Animal Cat Diseases/*MICROBIOLOGY Cats Chronic Disease Comparative
Study Conjunctivitis, Bacterial/COMPLICATIONS/MICROBIOLOGY/*VETERINARY
Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline/*ISOLATION & PURIF Lentivirus
Ornithosis/COMPLICATIONS/MICROBIOLOGY/*VETERINARY Support, Non-U.S.
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