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Hepatic cirrhosis in a five-month-old dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11380017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinicopathological features of an unusual case of a five-month-old male Spanish mastiff, which was presented with clinical signs indicative of severe hepatic failure, are reported. Fluid replacement therapy, colloid plasma expanders, antibiotics and diuretic drugs were unsuccessful in improving the animal's general condition, and euthanasia was elected by the owner. On necropsy, ascites and severe cirrhosis, with extensive periacinar necrosis, was found. Cirrhosis is a rare lesion in young dogs. The most common causes are circulatory disturbances, hereditary metabolic disorders or poisoning, such as aflatoxicosis and anticonvulsant therapy. The possible involvement of canine adenovirus in this case is discussed.
R Lucena; E Mozos; M J Bautista; P J Ginel; J Pérez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0022-4510     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-29     Completed Date:  2001-10-18     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Córdoba, Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Diagnosis, Differential
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Liver Cirrhosis / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*

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