Persistent gross lipemia and suspected corneal lipidosis following intravenous lipid therapy in a cat with permethrin toxicosis

Marc A. Seitz, Jamie Burkitt Creedon

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the observation of persistent gross lipemia and suspected corneal lipidosis following intravenous lipid therapy (IVLT) in a cat with permethrin toxicosis. Case Summary: A 5-year-old, spayed female, domestic short-haired cat with permethrin toxicosis was treated with a high dose of IVLT as an adjunct treatment when it remained severely obtunded following traditional supportive care. The cat received intravenous 20% lipid emulsion as a 1.5 mL/kg bolus given over 10 minutes followed by a constant rate infusion of 0.25 mL/kg/min for 2 hours. The cat developed gross lipemia that persisted at least 48 hours after the single dose of IVLT. Changes consistent with corneal lipidosis were observed and resolved within 1 week after IVLT. New or Unique Information Provided: This is the first report documenting the complications of persistent gross lipemia and suspected corneal lipidosis in a cat following IVLT. This report underscores the off-label, experimental nature of IVLT as a treatment for intoxication in cats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)804-808
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • corneal opacity
  • feline
  • intralipid
  • pyrethroid
  • toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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