5 Tips in diagnostic of Mycoplasma Haemofelis

5 Tips in diagnostic of Mycoplasma Haemofelis
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5 Tips in diagnostics of Mycoplasma Haemofelis

Mycoplasma haemofelis is the most pathogenic feline haemoplasma species as it can result in severe, sometimes fatal, haemolytic anaemia following acute infection in some cats.

Did you know that:

  • Because of the cyclic parasitemia, organisms may be numerous, rare or undetectable in a given blood sample
  • Parasitemia is episodic and is directly coupled with decreased hematocrit levels at the time of increased parasitic load.
  • Due to the low sensitivity of the traditional use of blood smears, today more sophisticate laboratory diagnostic tests such as PCR tests are being used.
  • PCR is the best option for a practical and accurate detection of M.haemofelis infection.

We’ve rounded up five important tips to diagnose Mycoplasma haemofelis

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