Clinical and pathological features of protein-losing glomerular disease in the dog: a review of 137 cases (1985-1992).

@article{Cook1996ClinicalAP,
  title={Clinical and pathological features of protein-losing glomerular disease in the dog: a review of 137 cases (1985-1992).},
  author={Audrey K. Cook and Larry D Cowgill},
  journal={Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={313-22}
}
Medical records of 137 dogs with protein-losing glomerular disease (PLGD) were evaluated. Cases with amyloidosis (23%) were more likely to be azotemic at presentation, with significantly greater proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia than those cases with glomerulonephritis (GN; 77%). The prognosis for all cases was poor, with a median survival time of just 28 days. The most common causes of death in cases with idiopathic disease were chronic renal failure (69.5%) or thromboembolic complications (22.2… CONTINUE READING