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Treatment


Treatment of diseases that result from FeLV immunosuppression is symptomatic and directed towards supportive care to alleviate the clinical signs. Several novel forms of treatment such as plasmapheresis (plasma treatment), administration of normal feline plasma constituents such as fibronectin, bone marrow transplantation and specific immunotherapy with anti-FeLV and anti-FOCMA antibodies have been tried. In some cases, persistent viremias have been reversed for months. Overall, the prognosis for FeLV-infected cats remains guarded as there are no reliable treatments available to resolve the infection.













Cockerell, 1986; Hayes et al., 1980; Jones et al., 1980; Ogilvie et al., 1988