Ataxia in a Kitten Treated With Griseofulvin

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1991 Jan 1;198(1):105-6.


A 12-week-old male domestic shorthair kitten developed ataxia, fever, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia during treatment with griseofulvin for superficial dermatophytosis. The fever and hematologic changes resolved promptly with withdrawal of the drug, but the ataxia continued unchanged. Persistent ataxia may represent a previously unrecognized idiosyncratic reaction to griseofulvin in cats.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ataxia / chemically induced
  • Ataxia / veterinary*
  • Cat Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Cat Diseases / drug therapy
  • Cats
  • Dermatomycoses / drug therapy
  • Dermatomycoses / veterinary
  • Griseofulvin / adverse effects*
  • Griseofulvin / therapeutic use
  • Male


  • Griseofulvin