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|Title: ||Pseudohypoadrenocorticism to myelinolysis in 5 days|
|Authors: ||Eagleson, Joseph S.|
|Keywords: ||Dogs -- Diseases -- Case studies|
|Issue Date: ||18-Feb-2004|
|Series/Report no.: ||Senior seminar paper|
Seminar SF610.1 2004 E24
|Abstract: ||Rapid correction of profound hyponatremia in a dog may have led to delayed
neurological dysfunction five days later. The initial electrolyte abnormalities were due to
Trichuris vulpis gastrointestinal parasitism. A presumptive diagnosis of myelinolysis
was made based on the rapid correction of the hyponatremia and the clinical signs.
Myelinolysis is a demyelinating brain disease caused by a rapid increase in plasma
osmolality. Most naturally occurring cases of myelinolysis reported in the literature have
been following rapid correction of hyponatremia due to Trichuris vulpis. The dog
recovered, but still has some permanent neurological dysfunction. By following
guidelines for proper correction of hyponatremia and prudent monitoring of plasma
electrolytes, myelinolysis, an iatrogenic disease, can be prevented.|
|Description: ||Senior seminar (D.V.M.) -- Cornell University, 2004.
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 13).|
|Appears in Collections:||Senior Seminars|
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