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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-07-04 04:54:35 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] abstract
To: fhl <>

> Vet Res Commun. 2010 Jun;34 Suppl 1:S107-10.
> Type 1 diabetes 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, Teramo, Italy.
> Abstract
> 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 - in process]

Sukie (not a vet)

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