Food intolerance mimicking alimentary lymphosarcoma. Academic Article uri icon


  • A cat with chronic diarrhea was diagnosed as having duodenal lymphosarcoma on two separate sets of endoscopic biopsies. Prednisolone failed to effect any clinical improvement. However, feeding the cat with a hypoallergenic diet resulted in long-term (i.e., six months) resolution of clinical signs. Most clinicians are familiar with the possibility of mistakenly diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease when the patient has lymphosarcoma; however, this case had the opposite problem: lymphosarcoma was diagnosed histologically on two separate occasions when inflammatory bowel disease was the problem.

published proceedings

  • J Am Anim Hosp Assoc

altmetric score

  • 3.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Wasmer, M. L., Willard, M. D., Helman, R. G., & Edwards, J. F.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Wasmer, ML||Willard, MD||Helman, RG||Edwards, JF

publication date

  • November 1995