HYPOADRENOCORTICISM (ADDISON'S DISEASE) IN A HOFFMANN'S TWO-TOED SLOTH (CHOLOEPUS HOFFMANNI)

@inproceedings{Kline2015HYPOADRENOCORTICISMD,
  title={HYPOADRENOCORTICISM (ADDISON'S DISEASE) IN A HOFFMANN'S TWO-TOED SLOTH (CHOLOEPUS HOFFMANNI)},
  author={Sarah Kline and Leah Rooker and Michelle Nobrega-Lee and Amanda L. Guthrie},
  booktitle={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract:  A 22-yr-old, captive-born, presumed female Hoffmann's two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) presented in respiratory distress with severe dehydration and symptoms of hypotension. During treatment, dysphagia was noted and oral examination revealed enlarged palatine tonsils and mucosal plaques. Bloodwork showed a decreased sodium:potassium ratio, a low baseline cortisol, a decreased adrenocorticotropin response test, and a blunted aldosterone stimulation test. All values were compared… Expand
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