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Feline Chronic Enteropathy Activity Index Score (FCEAI)

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Feline Chronic Enteropathy Activity Index Score (FCEAI)

      TOTAL SCORE
Attitude / Activity 0 Normal  
1 Slightly decreased
2 Moderately decreased
3 Severely decreased
Appetite 0 Normal  
1 Slightly decreased
2 Moderately decreased
3 Severely decreased
Vomiting 0 Normal  
1 Mild (1 x per week)
2 Moderate (2-3 x per week)
3 Severe (>3 x per week)
Stools 0 Normal  
1 Slightly soft, fecal blood, mucus or both,
OR slight increase in frequency (2 – 3 times/day)
2 Very soft, or moderate increase in frequency (4 – 5 times/day)
3 Watery diarrhea, or severe increase in frequency (> 5 times/day)
Weight Loss 0 None  
1 Mild (<5%)
2 Moderate (5-10%)
3 Severe (>10%)
Endoscopic lesions 0 No  
1 Yes
Total Protein 0 Normal  
1 Increased
ALT/ALP 0 Normal  
1 Increased
Phosphorus 0 Normal  
1 Decreased
       
    TOTAL FCEAI SCORE  
 
Interpretation of Scores
Disease Severity Scores
Insignificant Disease 0 – 3
Mild Disease 4 – 5
Moderate Disease 6 – 8
Severe Disease 9 - 11
Very Severe Disease >12
 

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Jergens A E, Crandell J M, Evans R et al (2010) A clinical index for disease activity in cats with chronic enteropathy. J Vet Intern Med 24, 1027-1033 PubMed.