Central immune mediated hemolytic anemia in a 10 year old female Dachshund
Immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a common disease in dogs and cats. Patients with IMHA present with a clinical picture consisting of an acute onset anemia that is often strongly regenerative, are direct Coombs positive, have a spherocytosis, and a leukocytosis with a left shift. However, some patients can present with a non-regenerative anemia, with a chronic history of lethargy and weakness, be Coombs negative, and lack a spherocytosis or leukocytosis with a left shift. This paper focuses on the history, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and outcome of a 10 year old female Dachshund with a non-regenerative IMHA.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2009 M375
Dogs -- Diseases -- Case studies