Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
Detection of Felis catus papillomavirus type 2 within multicentric basosquamous carcinoma in a domestic cat
Ye-In OHDoo-Sung CHEONJung-Keun LEEMi-Hyun CHOISun-Young HWANGHyun-Wook KIMByung-Jae KANGHwa-Young YOUN
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Article ID: 17-0702

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A 12-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair cat was presented with a 3-year history of multiple nonpruritic, ulcerated, plaque-like skin lesions but no other clinical signs. A systemic examination revealed mild lymphadenopathy. Histopathologic analysis of the skin lesions revealed multicentric basosquamous carcinoma (BSC). Immunohistochemical analysis, PCR, and sequencing detected Felis catus papillomavirus type 2 (FcaPV-2) within the tumors. As BSC is rare in cats, clinical behavior has not been established. To our knowledge, this is the first case report to demonstrate detection of FcaPV-2 within a BSC in a domestic cat.

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