Clinical, clinicopathologic, histopathologic and immunohistochemical features of dogs with chronic enteropathy with and without concurrent protein-losing enteropathy: focus on the intestinal lymphatic vasculature
Chronic enteropathy (CE) is a term used to describe a group of chronic intestinal conditions in the dog that may respond to a variety of therapies including food, antibiotics, glucocorticoids, and immunosuppressives. Idiopathic CE is diagnosed after exclusion of extra-intestinal, infectious, parasitic, neoplastic and mechanical causes of gastrointestinal signs. Chronic enteropathies are often associated with histologic evidence of inflammation in the small intestine. In up to 20% of cases of CE with histologic evidence of inflammation in the small intestine, intestinal protein-loss occurs, a ...
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