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Polyarthritis / polymyositis syndrome

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John Innes


Introduction

  • Polyarthritis and polymyositis in combination seen particularly in Spaniel breeds.
  • Cause: unknown but appears to be immune-mediated.
  • Signs: stiffness, pain.
  • Diagnosis: signs, cytology, histopathology.
  • Treatment: immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Prognosis: guarded.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Believed to be immune-mediated condition.

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.
  • Kornegay J N, Gorgacz E J, Dawe D L, Bowen J M, White N A, DeBuysscher E V (1980) Polymyositis in dogs. JAVMA 176 (5), 431-438 PubMed.
  • Krum S H, Cardinet G H, Anderson B C & Holliday T A (1977) Polymyositis and polyarthritis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus in a dog. JAVMA 170 (1), 61-64 PubMed.

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