Diagnosis of virus is based on PCR testing allied with clinical signs.
Pathological changes noted during histopathological examination of affected cats revealed interstitial inflammatory infiltrate and tubular degeneration/necrosis in kidneys, with decreased cauxin expression in degenerated tubular epithelial cells.
Supportive treatment (IV fluids) is recommended at this stage.
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