Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in a Staffordshire bull terrier

Corcoran, B.M., Dukes-McEwan, J., Rhind, S. and French, A. (1999) Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in a Staffordshire bull terrier. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 40(4), pp. 185-188. (doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.1999.tb03788.x)

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Radiographic evidence of chronic interstitial lung changes, usually believed to be attributable to lung fibrosis, is readily recognised in canine practice. Furthermore, there is a body of anecdotal evidence suggesting that a specific clinical entity consistent with chronic lung fibrosis occurs in specific breeds of terrier dogs. However, there is little pathological data to confirm these radiographic and clinical findings and, therefore, chronic interstitial lung disease of dogs is poorly characterised. In this report, a case of chronic pulmonary fibrosis is described in which histopathological confirmation was possible, and suggested that the condition might be analogous to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis) in humans.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:French, Professor Anne and Rhind, Dr Susan
Authors: Corcoran, B.M., Dukes-McEwan, J., Rhind, S., and French, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Small Animal Practice
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1748-5827

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