The cause(s) of hematuria, dysuria, and pollakiuria cannot be identified in most male and female cats with commonly used clinical techniques. Suggested, but still unproven, causes of idiopathic lower urinary tract disease include uropathogens, increased permeability of the bladder mucosa to urine constituents that stimulate inflammatory responses, and inflammation triggered by neurogenic mechanisms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian|
|State||Published - Feb 1999|