Clinical and pathological features of protein-losing glomerular disease in the dog: A review of 137 cases (1985-1992)

Audrey K. Cook, Larry D Cowgill

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Abstract

Medical records of 137 dogs with protein-losing glomerular disease (PLGD) were evaluated. Cases with amyloidosis (23%) were more likely to be azotemic at presentation, with significantly greater proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia than those cases with glomerulonephritis (GN; 77%). The prognosis for all cases was poor, with a median survival time of just 28 days. The most common causes of death in cases with idiopathic disease were chronic renal failure (69.5%) or thromboembolic complications (22.2%). Progression of glomerular disease was unpredictable, with no apparent correlation between survival time and biochemical parameters at presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-322
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume32
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1996

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  • veterinary(all)

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