Date: 2001-02-25 15:13:00 UTC
Subject: Fw: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: AutoImmune Disease in my ferret
Thank you Dr. Wiliams. I am sure this will put Pats heart at ease.
From: Dr. Bruce Williams <williams@e...>
To: Ferret-Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org <Ferret-Healthemail@example.com>
>--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "MARY" <sirk6@e...> wrote:
>> I received this from a friend today. Unfortunately, the ferret is
>> with us. Would this be pemphigus? Thank you
>> I went and got Happy's biopsy report. It said. In the
>> >deep subcutis and within the skeletal muscle layer there are
>> >malignant poliferating polygonal cells. Diagnosis was Malignancy of
>> >histiocytic origin of cells. My vet had attached a note that this
>> >return in other locations and I was to watch her closely.
>While somewhat non-committal, this biopsy report suggests a malignant
>tumor, and the primary ruleout in this particular case, although not
>mentioned in the report) would hav to be lymphoma. However, many
>pathoogists are not terribly familar with ferret diseases, so they
>hedged a bit in this case.
>The main reason that this cannot be pemphigus is that pemphigus is a
>disease of the epidermis, and this one is very deep, down in the
>muscles. The outward appearance of this lesion is probably a lump
>under the skin, which pemphigus is a blistering disease.
>With kindest regards,
>Bruce H. Williams, DVM
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