My cat is a 5 months old male with severe stomatitis

My cat is a 5 months old male with severe stomatitis and persistent high fever?He's been sick for 6 days now,it's not getting any better. HTC 24% albumin 22,2 g/L alt 147,24 u/L the rest of the blood panel is unremarkable I just want to know is there any hope,because I read so much about FIP and I want to know if it is possible that he has something else.

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    By: Kara McCarty El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    FIP kittens tend to have high plasma proteins which you don't mention, and stomatitis isn't a common symptom. It is usually a slow onset disease process with poor growth and a pot bellied appearance. How long has the fever been present? Has your cat been tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus? If not these are the first things I would consider in an anemic, febrile kitten with stomatitis. Calicivirus is a respiratory virus that typically causes eye or nasal discharge, oral lesions, a high fever and bleeding which can lead to anemia. It can also cause ulceration in the intestines which would increase his ALT and decrease his albumin. His low albumin could also be caused by the stomatitis alone as it is not that low. Calicivirus has many strains, some are more virulent (aggressive) than others and it can cause arthritis and pneumonia. In those cases the virus tends to hang around longer and supportive care with fluids, antibiotics and possibly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for pain management may be needed. Calicivirus can be tested for with paired serum samples or cell cultures.

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