cytauxzoonosis


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cytauxzoonosis

a disease of cats caused by Cytauxzoon spp. transmitted probably by ixodid ticks and characterized by fever, anemia and jaundice.
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Among the topics are the interaction of the host immune system with arthropod and arthropod-borne infectious agents, babesiosis and cytauxzoonosis, haemoplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, and rickettsial infections.
Examples of tick-borne diseases of animals include Lyme disease, tick paralysis, tularemia, RMSF, hemobartonellosis, canine ehrlichiosis, Q fever, and cytauxzoonosis.
Treatment for cytauxzoonosis is usually imidocarb diproprionate, but a combination of atovaquone and azithromycin (A&A) has also been utilized as a treatment, (neither form of therapy has been prospectively evaluated for efficacy, however).
The incidence of Cytauxzoonosis, caused by the protozoan parasite Cytauxzoan felis, in domestic cats is not known, but researchers are trying to determine those numbers and eventually find a preventive.