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Suspected primary immune deficiency in a Donge de Bordeaux dog : short communication

R.G. Lobetti
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 73, No 3 | a576 | DOI: | © 2002 R.G. Lobetti | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2002 | Published: 06 July 2002

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A young Donge de Bordeaux dog was presented with chronic intermittent antibiotic responsive gastrointestinal and respiratory disease. Further evaluation showed bacterial lymphadenitis, bacterial tracheitis, normal white cell and differential cell counts, hypogammaglobulinaemia, and the absence of B-lymphocytes but the presence of T-lymphocytes in the lymphoid tissue stained with lymphocyte markers. As the dog came from a narrow genetic base, with related dogs showing similar clinical signs, possible B-cell congenital immune deficiency was suspected.


Canine; Congenital; Hypogammaglobulinaemia


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