Canine systemic lupus erythematosus. I: A study of 75 cases.

  title={Canine systemic lupus erythematosus. I: A study of 75 cases.},
  author={C Fournel and Luc Chabanne and Christophe Caux and J R Faure and Dominique Rigal and J. P. Magnol and J. C. Monier},
  volume={1 3},
We studied 75 cases of canine systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presenting with at least four criteria of the American Rheumatism Association (ARA), including antinuclear antibodies (ANAb). This disease mainly affects male German shepherds of an average age of 5 years. The most common clinical signs are polyarthritis (91% of cases), and renal (65%) and cutaneo-mucous disorders (60%). Hemolytic anemia is rare (13%). ANAb are present, often at high levels (> 256 up to 10(6) by indirect… CONTINUE READING
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