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Acquired myasthenia gravis in a poodle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21532824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 11-year-old, spayed female, teacup poodle was evaluated for a chronic cough, lethargy, hindlimb weakness, and reluctance to exercise. Thoracic radiographs revealed megaesophagus and aspiration pneumonia. Serum antibodies against acetylcholine receptors confirmed the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis. The unusual clinical history and case outcome are discussed.
Danielle Richardson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  2011-07-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Autoantibodies / blood
Cholinesterase Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*
Fatal Outcome
Myasthenia Gravis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  radiography,  veterinary*
Radiography, Thoracic / veterinary*
Receptors, Cholinergic / blood,  immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Autoantibodies; 0/Cholinesterase Inhibitors; 0/Receptors, Cholinergic

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