Treatment and diagnosis of acquired generalized myasthenia gravis in a dog
Berkowitz, Laura Svala
Acquired generalized myasthenia gravis is a potentially fatal, chronic, immune-mediated disease that inhibits appropriate neuromuscular transmission in dogs, cats, and humans. Although the disease may rarely be seen in smaller private veterinary practices, it is one of the more common diseases of the neuromuscular system in dogs. Any canine patient presenting with clinical signs of generalized muscular weakness should be evaluated for acquired generalized myasthenia gravis, and therefore its diagnosis and treatment should be familiar to small animal veterinarians. This presentation will discuss the clinical signs, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and possible treatment options for acquired myasthenia gravis in the canine patient, using an adult dog's presentation, diagnosis, and treatment as a case study.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2007 B48
Dogs -- Diseases -- Case studies
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