Myenteric ganglionitis and intestinal leiomyositis in a Jack Russell terrier

M. A. Kopke, C. G. Ruaux, A. Gal

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A 9-year, 6-month old spayed female Jack Russell terrier presented with a 3-week history of intermittent vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss. Serum biochemistry demonstrated severe panhypoproteinaemia, mild hypocalcaemia and mild hypocholesterolaemia, consistent with protein-losing enteropathy. Full-thickness biopsies obtained from the stomach and different sections of small intestine demonstrated histological features of both myenteric ganglionitis and early intestinal leiomyositis. Complete resolution of clinical signs occurred within 1 week of implementing immunosuppressive therapy. At the time of writing, 9 months following diagnosis, the dog remains in remission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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hypocholesterolemia
Protein-Losing Enteropathies
immunosuppressive agents
hypocalcemia
terriers
Hypocalcemia
remission
Immunosuppressive Agents
vomiting
digestive system diseases
Biochemistry
biochemistry
Small Intestine
Vomiting
small intestine
Weight Loss
biopsy
Diarrhea
diarrhea
Stomach

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Myenteric ganglionitis and intestinal leiomyositis in a Jack Russell terrier. / Kopke, M. A.; Ruaux, C. G.; Gal, A.

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