Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2007;47(4):475-478.
A case of idiopathic thrombocytopenia in a Yorkshire terrier dog
So-La Kim1, Chang-Seok Cho2, Min-Jae Kim2, Tae-Young Kang1, Joo-Myoung Lee1, Hyun Jung Park1, Jongtae Cheong1, Kyoung-kap Lee1, Young-min Yun1
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cheju National University
2Kim min jae Animal hospital
개 특발성 혈소판감소증 1례
김소라1, 조창석2, 김민재2, 강태영1, 이주명1, 박현정1, 정종태1, 이경갑1, 윤영민1
1제주대학교 수의학과
A 4-year-old spayed female, Yorkshire terrier dog with a history of petechial and ecchymotic hemorrhages on the face, trunk and hind limb was referred to Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Cheju National University. The complete blood count revealed a marked thrombocytopenia ($96{ imes}10^3/{mu}l$). The biochemical profile showed only slightly increased glucose. The coagulation profile such as prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time, was within the reference range. In Giemsa staining, there were no endoparasites like as Babesia spp. on the RBC. This case was diagnosed as a idiopathic thrombocytopenia in a Yorkshire terrier dog. She was treated with prednisone (1 mg/kg BW, IM q 12 h) and cephalosporin (10 mg/kg BW, IM, q 12 h). When rechecked on day 6, the platelet was within reference range ($507{ imes}10^3/{mu}l$) and also petechial and ecchymotic hemorrhages on the body were gradually improved without any complications. The dose of prednisone was decreased to 0.5 mg/kg BW, q 24 h. On day 17, we finished treatment because all the clinical signs, blood and serum chemistry were reference range and platelet count was dramatically increased.
Key Words: dog, idiopathic thrombocytopenia, prednisolone

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