FeLV CLINICAL SIGNS: Immunosuppression

The pathogenic mechanism underlying FeLV-induced immunosuppression is complex and not well understood. The strain of virus is important, and there may role for the envelope protein, pl5E, which can inhibit lymphocyte growth in vitro. Immunosuppressed cats are susceptible to various secondary infections, the clinical signs associated with FeLV immunosuppression are therefore varied.

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