Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi Articles in Press
Assessment of Ocular Lesions in a Persian Cat Concurrently Infected with Chlamydia felis, Herpesvirus and Coronavirus
Sumeyye SAINKAPLAN1, Devrim Ilke IRDEM2, Irem ERGIN1
1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara University, TR-06110 Ankara - TÜRKİYE
2Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara University, TR-06110 Ankara - TÜRKİYE
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2022.28026 In this case report, Chlamydia felis, herpesvirus and coronavirus correlations were revealed in a Persian cat with some complaints related to the eye. Upon ophthalmological examination, there was a dark brown lesion on the right corneal surface, and some clinical signs observed in the left eye resembling limbal insufficiency. As a result of ELISA test in blood, the FCoV and chlamydia antibody titers were positive at the S4 level. Chlamydia infection was confirmed by real-time PCR analysis in blood and conjunctival samples. Tear samples were found positive upon the herpesvirus antigen test. The lesions regressed after treatment, and the test results for chlamydia were negative following the 7-week treatment period. Keywords : Feline chlamydia, Conjunctivitis, Limbus, Sequester