Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Colitis: granulomatous

Synonym(s): Regional enteritis

Introduction

  • Rare form of inflammatory bowel disease affecting small and large bowel.
  • Sometimes also known as regional enteritis.
  • Focal disease affecting a small area of the ileum, cecum or colon.
  • Cause: unknown.
  • Signs: combination of both small and large intestinal symptoms.
  • Diagnosis: by demonstration of inflammatory cellular infiltrate in lamina propria of colonic biopsies taken at colonoscopy Colonoscopy.
  • Treatment: includes surgical excision of affected area and antibiotics with anti-inflammatory drugs subsequently.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Not known.

Specific

 

 

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Van der Gagg I & van der Linde-Sipman J S (1987) Eosinophilic granulomatous colitis with ulceration in a dog. J Comp Pathol 97 (2), 179-185 PubMed.
  • Di Bartola S P, Rogers W A et al (1982) Regional enteritis in two dogs. JAVMA 181 (9), 904-908 PubMed.


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