Nephrotic Syndrome Resulting in Thromboembolic Disease and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in a Dog

Michelle G. Ritt, Kenita S. Rogers, Jennifer S. Thomas

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Abstract

Thromboembolic disease and progression to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) are potential life-threatening complications for dogs with nephrotic syndrome. Platelet count, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), plasma concentration of fibrinogen degradation products (FDPs), antithrombin III (ATM), protein C, and plasminogen were used to identify hemostatic abnormalities in a dog with nephrotic syndrome. Pulmonary thromboembolic disease was diagnosed by thoracic radiography, arterial blood gas analysis, and pulmonary scintigraphy. Prompt recognition and treatment of hemostatic complications is necessary in dogs with nephrotic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-391
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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