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Application of mycophenolate mofetil for immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in two dogs

면역매개성 용혈성 빈혈견에 대한 mycophenolate mofetil 적용 증례

  • Park, Hyung-Jin (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Dae-Yong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Song, Kun-Ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University)
  • 박형진 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이대용 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 송근호 (충남대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 2012.02.09
  • Accepted : 2012.08.20
  • Published : 2012.09.30

Abstract

A 5-year-old castrated male Shih-tzu dog and a 9-year-old intact female Schnauzer dog were presented with anorexia and depression. These 2 dogs were diagnosed based on which criteria as primary immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA). Blood examination showed anemia, spherocytosis, auto-agglutination and total bilirubinemia in 2 cases. These dogs were recovered by treatment of mycophenolate mofetil and prednisolone, and showed good prognosis until now. Mycophenolate mofetil is recommended as initial treatment in canine IMHA.