Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Hypoproteinemia: investigation

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman, David Godfrey, Elisa Mazzaferro

Introduction

  • Functions of plasma proteins are integrated and diverse.
  • Analysis of these proteins reveals the general status of body protein metabolism, therefore directly evaluating the systems involved including:
    • Hepatic.
    • Gastrointestinal.
    • Hemopoietic.
    • Renal.
  • A considerable amount of information can be gleaned by approaching the syndrome 'hypoproteinemia' in a logical structured manner.

Is the patient hypoproteinemic?

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Diagnostic approach

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Causes of hypoproteinemia

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Further Reading

Publications

Referred papers

Other sources of information

  • Ettinger S J, Feldman E C , Cote E (eds) (2017) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 8th edn. St Louis: Elsevier.
  • Stockham S L, Scott M A (2002) Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Iowa: Iowa State Press.


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