Assessment of renal dysfunction using urinary markers in canine babesiosis caused by Babesia rossi.

@article{Defauw2012AssessmentOR,
  title={Assessment of renal dysfunction using urinary markers in canine babesiosis caused by Babesia rossi.},
  author={Pieter A M Defauw and Johannes P Schoeman and P. Smets and Amelia Goddard and Evelyne Meyer and C Liebenberg and Sylvie Daminet},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={190 3-4},
  pages={326-32}
}
Renal damage is deemed a common, yet poorly documented, complication in canine babesiosis. Serum urea and creatinine are insensitive and non-specific markers of early renal dysfunction and their measurements are influenced by hemolysis caused by babesiosis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to use urinary markers to assess the localization and degree of renal dysfunction in dogs with Babesia rossi infection. Urinary immunoglobulin G (uIgG) and urinary C-reactive protein (uCRP) were measured… CONTINUE READING