Indolent Ulcer (Eosinophilic Ulcer, Rodent Ulcer) in a Cat : A Case Report

Indolent Ulcer (Eosinophilic Ulcer, Rodent Ulcer) in a Cat : a Case Report

Piyawun Phurahong

Veterinary at Thonglor Pet Hospital, Bangkok , Thailand

Indolent ulcer is one of eosinophilic granuloma complex (EGC). It has been called by several names: eosinophilic granuloma, feline eosinophilic granuloma, feline rodent ulcer,
eosinophilic granuloma ulcer of cats. A 1 year old Persian, female cat presented complaining
of a 1 week history of a ulcerative lesion on her center of lower lip. Blood collection was
performed to evaluate complete blood count , blood chemistry profile, blood parasite and rule
out other systemic disease such as FIV/FeLV. Direct impression smear method from the lower lip lesion were done. The cytology showed Inflammation was suspected and no evidence of tumor cells. She has been treated with prednisolone dose 2mg/kg/day per oral and taper down for three weeks. Amoxicillin/clavulanate dose 12.5 mg/kg bid per oral. Next 2 weeks after treatment, the lesion was improving with granulation tissue beginning to fill in the area. At one month follow-up, Her lip had regrown completely.

Key words: Indolent ulcer, cat, rodent ulcer, eosinophilic ulcer, granuloma

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