Treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)

G. Dank*, I. Horowitz, I. Aroch

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A 19-year-old male ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) presented with a decreased appetite, lethargy, and splenomegaly. The hemogram revealed a severe lymphocytic leukocytosis and a tentative diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia was made. Treatment was initiated with oral prednisone and chlorambucil. The lemur improved clinically and the lymphocyte count decreased progressively. The lemur remaining clinically stable for 6 months until its death due to complications presumed unrelated to its primary condition.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Chemotherapy
  • Chlorambucil
  • Glucocorticosteroid
  • Lemur
  • Leukemia
  • Neoplasia


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