Euthyroid sick syndrome in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy before treatment with anticonvulsant drugs.

@article{Klopmann2006EuthyroidSS,
  title={Euthyroid sick syndrome in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy before treatment with anticonvulsant drugs.},
  author={Thilo von Klopmann and Irene Christine Boettcher and Annett Rotermund and Karl Rohn and Andrea Tipold},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={516-22}
}
Euthyroid sick syndrome is a common finding in dogs and is attributable to nonthyroidal illness or treatment with any of a variety of drugs such as phenobarbital. In dogs with epilepsy, treatment with anticonvulsant drugs can lead to subnormal plasma thyroid hormone concentrations despite normal thyroid function. One-hundred thirteen dogs with seizure activity were retrospectively evaluated to determine the influence of idiopathic epilepsy (IE) on thyroid hormone concentrations. Blood samples… CONTINUE READING