Immune mediated diseases

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Katie Gray
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Jhp, Tails Com

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Thrombocytopenia is the most common cause of spontaneous bleeding in dogs and is rare in cats. It is caused by a decrease in circulating platelet numbers as a result of one or more of the following abnormalities:

  • Decreased platelet production – bone marrow disease, virus (FIV/FeLV/Parvo), chemotherapy drugs.
  • Leukaemia may decrease platelet numbers due to the destruction of bone marrow architecture.
  • Increased platelet destruction – IMTP, chemotherapy drugs, NSAID’s
  • Platelet loss or consumption – haemorrhage, DIC, sepsis, vasculitis, splenic torsion
  • Splenic sequestration (blood pooling in spleen) – hypersplenism (90% of circulating platelets become sequestrated in the spleen), severe hypothermia
  • Tick-borne diseases – Babesia canis, ehrlichiosis, rocky mountain fever (USA)
  • Secondary to other IM diseases i.e. immune mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA) or immune mediated poly arthritis (IMPA)
  • Drug reactions – live virus vaccinations
  • Neoplasia – lymphoma, haemangiosarcoma
  • Infection
  • Idiopathic

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Katie Gray


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