Two cases of focal tetanus in the cat are described. Clinical findings included severe muscular spasms of the pelvic limbs in one cat, and involvement of the thoracic limbs and muscles of the neck and face in the other. Electromyography in both cats showed spontaneous activity characterised by the presence of motor unit potentials. F waves, never previously reported in focal tetanus in animals, showed significantly increased F/M amplitude ratio in both cats and increased F wave duration in one cat. The electrodiagnostic findings provided relevant diagnostic and, possibly, prognostic information.

Changes in electromyography and F wave responses in cats with presumed local tetanus: implications for diagnosis and prognosis / Bianchi, Ezio; R., Biserni; A., Gallucci; L., Pisoni; M., Menchetti; G., Gandini. - In: JOURNAL OF FELINE MEDICINE AND SURGERY. - ISSN 1532-2750. - 15:10(2013), pp. 927-931. [10.1177/1098612X13479599]

Changes in electromyography and F wave responses in cats with presumed local tetanus: implications for diagnosis and prognosis

BIANCHI, Ezio;
2013-01-01

Abstract

Two cases of focal tetanus in the cat are described. Clinical findings included severe muscular spasms of the pelvic limbs in one cat, and involvement of the thoracic limbs and muscles of the neck and face in the other. Electromyography in both cats showed spontaneous activity characterised by the presence of motor unit potentials. F waves, never previously reported in focal tetanus in animals, showed significantly increased F/M amplitude ratio in both cats and increased F wave duration in one cat. The electrodiagnostic findings provided relevant diagnostic and, possibly, prognostic information.
2013
Changes in electromyography and F wave responses in cats with presumed local tetanus: implications for diagnosis and prognosis / Bianchi, Ezio; R., Biserni; A., Gallucci; L., Pisoni; M., Menchetti; G., Gandini. - In: JOURNAL OF FELINE MEDICINE AND SURGERY. - ISSN 1532-2750. - 15:10(2013), pp. 927-931. [10.1177/1098612X13479599]
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