Small Animal Medicine
Recently Completed Studies in Small Animal Medicine:
Human Intravenous Immune Globulin in Dogs with Primary Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia (IMT)
Domenico Bianco, DVM
P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVIM
Robert Washabau, VMD, PhD, DACVIM
This study was designed to compare the effects of human intravenous immunoglobulin plus glucocorticoid versus glucocorticoid alone on platelet count recovery, morbidity, mortality, hospitalization time, and cost in dogs with acute immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. 40 dogs were enrolled with acute immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. Results are pending publication.
For more information on our Small Animal Medicine Department, please see our website: www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/aboutvmc/smallanimalspecialties/internalmedicineservices/home.html