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Polycythemia in a llama.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8050979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The PCV of a llama increased from 50.8 to 74.0% during a 19-month period. The llama remained clinically normal unless stressed, when it would become dyspneic and tachypneic. Thoracic auscultation revealed sounds consistent with pneumonia, but were probably attributable to pulmonary congestion resulting from polycythemia. A diagnosis of secondary absolute polycythemia was made on the basis of high serum erythropoietin concentrations and no evidence of hypoxia. Necropsy revealed congestion of the lungs and liver. Cause of the polycythemia was not determined. Polycythemia should be considered as a differential diagnosis in a llama with exercise intolerance and harsh bronchovesicular sounds.
Authors:
E J Gentz; E G Pearson; E D Lassen; S P Snyder; E Sharpnack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  204     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-06     Completed Date:  1994-09-06     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1490-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Camelids, New World*
Diagnosis, Differential
Erythropoietin / blood
Female
Hematocrit / veterinary
Liver / pathology
Lung / pathology
Polycythemia / blood,  pathology,  veterinary*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
11096-26-7/Erythropoietin

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