Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Dysautonomia

Introduction

  • Very rare canine disease (reported in a handful of dogs in the UK).
  • Cause: unknown.
  • Signs: related to autonomic nervous system dysfunction.
  • Treatment: none.
  • Prognosis: poor for long-term survival.

Pathogenesis

Timecourse

  • Days to weeks.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Harkin K R, Nietfield J & Fischer J R (2002) Dysautonomia in a family of German shorthaired pointers. JAAHA 38 (1), 55-59 PubMed.
  • Jamieson P M, Scudamore C L, Ruppert C E, Mauchline S & Simpson J W (2002) Canine dysautonomia two clinical cases. JSAP 43 (1), 22-26 PubMed.
  • Berghaus R D, O'Brien D P et al (2001) Risk factors for development of dysautonomia in dogs. JAVMA 218 (8), 1285-1290 PubMed.
  • Detweiler D A, Biller D S, Hoskinson J J & Harkin K R (2001) Radiographic findings of canine dysautonomia in twenty-four dogs. Vet Rad Ultra 42 (2), 108-112 PubMed.
  • Wise L A & Lappin M R (1991) A syndrome resembling feline dysautonomia (Key-Gaskell syndrome) in a dog. JAVMA 198 (12), 2103-2105 PubMed.
  • Wise L A & Lappin M R (1990) Canine dysautonomia. Semin Vet Med 5 (1), 72-74 PubMed.


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