Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Arthritis: Felty's syndrome

Synonym(s): Arthritis, immune-mediated erosive polyarthritis.

Introduction

  • Cause: a rare, erosive, immune-mediated arthritis and splenomegaly (2 cases have been reported in the dog) Arthritis: immune-mediated Arthritis: erosive.
  • Signs: progressive swelling, pain, stiffness and lameness of one or more joints.
  • Diagnosis: radiography, cytopathology.
  • Treatment: suppression of immune response and control of inflammation.
  • Prognosis: poor - therapy may preserve quality of life but euthanasia may be necessary.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown.

Pathophysiology

  • Immune-mediated.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Bennett D (1980)PhD thesis; The naturally occurring inflammatory arthropathies of the dog.Faculty Veterinary Medicine University of Glasgow.


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