Primary hyperoxaluria (L-glyceric aciduria) in a cat

Davide De Lorenzi*, Marco Bernardini, Marti Pumarola

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)


A 7-month-old, male European cat was examined because of weakness and inappetence. The cat was dehydrated, polypnoeic and severely weak. Severe, generalised muscle atrophy was present. Spinal reflexes were all decreased to absent. Blood analysis and urinalysis showed several abnormalities, including intermittent hyperoxaluria. The l -gliceric acid concentration was remarkably increased. Electrodiagnostic tests of the peripheral nervous system were abnormal. At necropsy, generalised muscle atrophy was observed. Microscopically, both kidneys showed intraluminal birefringent oxalate crystals. Motor neuron degeneration and accumulation of neurofilaments were observed in the axons of the spinal motor neurons.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Primary hyperoxaluria (L-glyceric aciduria) in a cat'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this