Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal

 

A case of non-regenerative immune-mediated anemia treated by combination therapy of human immune globulin and mycophenolate mofetil in a dog

M. Yuki*

Yuki Animal Hospital, 2-99 Kiba-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 455-0021, Japan

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 Abstract

A 12-year-old female Shih Tzu dog was referred with diarrhea. Hematological examination indicated severe non-regenerative anemia. Bone marrow aspiration smears and core biopsy specimens revealed normal bone marrow. Based on those results, non-regenerative immune-mediated anemia was diagnosed. The dog was initially treated using prednisolone and cyclosporine. However, this treatment regimen did not prove effective. Nevertheless, the patient achieved a good hematological response after the administration of a combination therapy of human immune globulin and mycophenolate mofetil. Such a combination therapy may prove effective against non-regenerative immune-mediated anemia.

Keywords: Dog, Human immune globulin, Mycophenolate mofetil, Non-regenerative immune-mediated anemia

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Cite this paper:

Yuki, M. 2011. A case of non-regenerative immune-mediated anemia treated by combination therapy of human immune globulin and mycophenolate mofetil in a dog. Open Vet. J. 1, 46-49.