Theme: hypercalcemia in cats

Idiopathic hypercalcemia in a Persian cat

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This report describes a clinical case of idiopathic hypercalcemia in a cat. A male, castrated Persian catof seven years old was presented because of partial anorexia that had been present for the past three years.Blood examination revealed a moderate hypercalcemia with hypofosfatemia. Thorough diagnostic workuprevealed polycystic kidney disease and chronic kidney disease (IRIS stage 2). The hypercalcemia wasnot caused by the renal disease because the parathyroid hormone concentrations were normal, and becausethe cat had hypofosfatemia and an increased ionized calcium concentration. The cat was diagnosed withfeline idiopathic hypercalcemia. The clinical signs disappeared and the calcium concentrations normalizedafter therapy with glucocorticoids.


How to Cite: Stock, E. , Paepe, D. , Verhaert, L. , Van De Maele, I. & Daminet, S. (2013) “Idiopathic hypercalcemia in a Persian cat”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift. 82(1). doi: