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Advice Needed - Bengal Kitten w/mucocutaneous

post #1 of 5
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I was wondering if anyone knows about this immune disease called mucocutaneous. My kitten has had a chapped nose, which turned very crusty and cracked. I took him back to the vet yesterday becuase he has been sneezing, coughing and vomitting. They took blood and we are awaiting the blood test results. The Vet said it seems like he has this immune disease, but not sure, if he does there is no cure and could cause many future health issues. Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction? I love this little guy w/all my heart and only want to do what's best for him.

Update - Craven is now in the hospital - he started vomitting blood this afternoon. The vet took x-rays and said he has alot of gas and a potential foreign body. They can't tell exactly if it's a foreign body or stool. They have him on antibiotics and medicine to keep him from vomitting any further.
The Vet will give him an ultrasound tomorrow morning - hopefully he won't be so gassy. The vet doesn't seem to know what's going on or even if he has mucutaneous. I'm so upset - I hope my little baby gets better soon...

Thanks a bunch...
post #2 of 5
I would suggest trying : www.peteducation.com .
Theres tons of info there. I am sorry for your kitty hope he's better soon.
post #3 of 5
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thank you soo much - i will check out this website - i have been searching the internet all morning and haven't found much info.

post #4 of 5
Hi craven, welcome to TCS.

The name for the disease I think you're referring to is Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis. As you said, it is casued by a compromised immune system which leads to chronic thrush in the mucous membranes, mouth or oesopahgus. According to www.candida.org.uk, it's treated by oral anti-fungal antibiotics such as fluconazole and itraconazole in humans.

I wasn't able to find any information on this condition in cats but if you visit http://www.candida.org.uk/cmcinfo.htm, you will find some good information on it in humans.
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Thank you for you advise - I can't believe the limited info on Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis. Craven is very sick - now in the hospital - he's been vomitting blood this afternoon - hope he gets better soon...
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