Lymphocytic hypophysitis in a dog with diabetes insipidus.

  title={Lymphocytic hypophysitis in a dog with diabetes insipidus.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Petrus Meij and George Voorhout and Rianne M J P Gerritsen and Guy C. M. Grinwis and Jooske Ijzer},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  volume={147 4},
An 8-year-old male German longhaired pointer was referred for diabetes insipidus responsive to treatment with desmopressin. The dog had polyuria and polydipsia, exercise intolerance and a dull hair coat. Plasma concentrations of thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyroxine, growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 were decreased; plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) was slightly elevated and plasma α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) was within the reference range. Computed… CONTINUE READING