Pneumothorax secondary to Dirofilaria immitis infection in two cats

Jeffery W Smith From the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1248.

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J. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff From the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1248.

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Bill J. Rivers From the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1248.

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  • Heartworm disease in cats should be considered as a differential diagnosis for cats with sudden signs of respiratory distress caused by pneumothorax.

  • A diagnosis of heartworm disease is made on the basis of clinical signs, serologic test results for heartworm antigen and antibodies, and radiographic and ultrasonographic findings.

  • Heartworm disease in cats should be considered as a differential diagnosis for cats with sudden signs of respiratory distress caused by pneumothorax.

  • A diagnosis of heartworm disease is made on the basis of clinical signs, serologic test results for heartworm antigen and antibodies, and radiographic and ultrasonographic findings.

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