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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-05-08 06:04:52 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] abstract
To: fhl <>

> 1. Vet Res Commun. 2010 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] Type 1 diabetes=20
> mellitus and hyperadrenocorticism in a ferret.
> Boari A, Papa V, Di Silverio F, Aste G, Olivero D, Rocconi F.
> Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Veterinarie, Universit=E0 degli Studi =

> di Teramo, viale F. Crispi 212, 64100, Teramo, Italy,
> Diabetes mellitus (DM) was diagnosed in a 6-year-old neutered male=20
> ferret with polyuria/polydipsia, symmetrical alopecia, and weight=20
> loss. Laboratory tests revealed severe hyperglycemia, glucosuria,=20
> and increased steroid hormone profile. Abdominal ultrasound revealed=20
> a bilateral enlargement of the adrenal glands. Significant clinical=20
> improvement was achieved with insulin- and leuprolide acetate-based=20
> therapy. After 2 months of therapy, the ferret showed a severe=20
> ketoacidosis, and the owner decided to euthanize the animal.=20
> Histological findings revealed carcinoma of the left adrenal cortex=20
> and cortical hyperplasia of the right adrenal gland. Moderate,=20
> chronic, and active pancreatitis with a marked decrease in the=20
> number of beta-cells was also present. This is the first reported=20
> case of type 1 DM associated with hyperadrenocorticism and chronic=20
> pancreatitis in a ferret. PMID: 20446034 [PubMed - as supplied by=20
> publisher]

Sukie (not a vet)

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