Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Arthritis: viral

Contributor(s): John Innes

Introduction

  • Transient polyarthritis sometimes seen in the dog 5-7 days after vaccination.
  • Cause: live vaccine, also seen with killed vaccine.
  • Signs: lameness.
  • Treatment: not usually necessary - corticosteroids if severe lameness.
    May interfere with effectiveness of vaccine.
  • Prognosis: good, usually transient.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Virus particles from killed or live vaccine.

Pathophysiology

  • Virus particles from vaccines → haematogenous spread to joints → acute transient non-erosive polyarthritis.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

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