Diagnosis and treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism

Spence, S., Gunn, E. and Ramsey, I. (2018) Diagnosis and treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism. In Practice, 40(7), pp. 281-290. (doi: 10.1136/inp.k3311)

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Canine hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease), the ‘great pretender’ of internal medicine, is a disease that should be frequently considered as a differential diagnosis of several clinical presentations, albeit it is less commonly the actual cause of the clinical signs. Hypoadrenocorticism cannot be diagnosed on clinical signs alone and further investigations are always required. There have been some interesting new ideas about diagnostic options for this condition and new treatment options are available for both acute and chronic therapy of the condition in dogs. It is therefore pertinent to review the causes, diagnosis and treatment of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gunn, Eilidh and Ramsey, Professor Ian
Authors: Spence, S., Gunn, E., and Ramsey, I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:In Practice
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):2042-7689
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 BMJ Publishing Group Limited
First Published:First published in In Practice 40(7):281-290
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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