Congenital hypothyroidism and concurrent renal insufficiency in a kitten

Show simple item record Lim, Chee Kin Rosa, Chantal T. De Witt, Yolanda Schoeman, Johan P. 2015-05-12T09:38:29Z 2015-05-12T09:38:29Z 2014-11-14
dc.description.abstract A 3-month-old male domestic short-hair kitten was presented with chronic constipation and disproportionate dwarfism. Radiographs of the long bones and spine revealed delayed epiphyseal ossification and epiphyseal dysgenesis. Diagnosis of congenital primary hypothyroidism was confirmed by low serum total thyroxine and high thyroid stimulating hormone concentrations. Appropriate supplementation of levothyroxine was instituted. The kitten subsequently developed mild renal azotaemia and renal proteinuria, possibly as a consequence of treatment or an unmasked congenital renal developmental abnormality. Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment are vital as alleviation of clinical signs may depend on the cat’s age at the time of diagnosis. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lim, C.K., Rosa, C.T., De Witt, Y. & Schoeman, J.P., 2014, 'Congenital hypothyroidism and concurrent renal insufficiency in a kitten insufficiency in a kitten', Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 85(1), Art. #1144, 6 pages 10.4102/jsava.v85i1.1144 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1019-9128 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2224-9435 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/jsava.v85i1.1144
dc.identifier.other 7005814117
dc.identifier.other J-6765-2013
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Kitten en_ZA
dc.subject Chronic constipation en_ZA
dc.subject Disproportionate dwarfism en_ZA
dc.subject Congenital hypothyroidism en_ZA
dc.subject Renal insufficiency en_ZA
dc.title Congenital hypothyroidism and concurrent renal insufficiency in a kitten en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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