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Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a cat

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, January 2015
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Title
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a cat
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12917-015-0613-4
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Viktor Szatmári, Erik Teske, Peter GJ Nikkels, Matthias Griese, Pim A de Jong, Guy Grinwis, Dirk Theegarten, Stefanie Veraa, Frank G van Steenbeek, Marjolein Drent, Francesco Bonella

Abstract

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is an extremely rare lung disease in animals and humans. It is characterized by the deposition of a large amount of phospholipoproteinaceous material in the alveoli. There are several possible etiologies, both congenital and acquired. Alveolar macrophages play an important role in the clearance of surfactant. This is the first report of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in the feline species. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis was diagnosed in an 8-month-old cat with chronic tachypnea, failure to thrive and finally respiratory distress. The diagnosis was based on the milky appearance of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid taken under general anesthesia after bronchoscopy. Because of the worsening respiratory distress and development of anorexia the kitten was euthanized. Histopathology of the lungs showed alveoli and bronchi filled with eosinophilic material. Electron microscopy revealed lamellated intra-alveolar bodies. As the granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor was elevated in the serum and no autoantibodies against granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor were detected, a primary hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis was suspected. The underlying cause was thought to be a dysfunction of the receptor of the granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, however, a mutation in the genes encoding the alpha and beta chains of this receptor has not been found. This is the first description of pulmonary alveolar protienosis in a cat. This kitten is thought to have a primary hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis with a possible defect in the signalling pathway of the receptor of the granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor. The imaging and pathologic findings are similar to those of humans.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 7 30%
Researcher 5 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Student > Master 2 9%
Professor 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 30%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 January 2016.
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#3,460,320
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Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#284
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#98,173
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#10
of 57 outputs
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