Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Kidney: dysplasia

Synonym(s): Kidney dysplasia

Contributor(s): Phil Nicholls

Introduction

  • Cause: familial disease in certain breeds.
  • Signs: same as chronic renal failure Kidney: chronic kidney disease (CKD) , eg polydipsia/polyuria, weight loss/poor growth usually at a young age.
  • Diagnosis: history, signs, radiography, ultrasonography, biochemistry.
  • Treatment: supportive only.
  • Prognosis: poor.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Congenital.
  • Familial.

Predisposing factors

General
  • Breed.

Pathophysiology

  • Abnormal development of renal parenchyma → immature glomeruli and other inappropriate structures → renal failure.

Timecourse

  • Insidious in young puppies over weeks-months.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Schulze C et al (1998) Renal dysplasia in three young adult Dutch Dooiker dogs. Vet Q 20 (4), 146-148 PubMed.


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