Reference : Canine eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8517
Canine eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy
English
Clercx, Cécile mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Pathologie médicale des petits animaux >]
Peeters, Dominique mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Clinique des petits animaux >]
2007
Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
W B Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc
37
5
917-935
No
International
0195-5616
Philadelphia
[en] Eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy (EBP) is a disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the lung and bronchial mucosa, as demonstrated by examination of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cytologic preparations or histologic examination of the bronchial mucosa. Although the precise cause of EBP is unknown, a hypersensitivity to aeroallergens is suspected. The diagnosis relies on typical history and clinical signs, demonstration of bronchopulmonary eosinophilia by cytology or histopathologic examination, and exclusion of known causes of lower airway eosinophilia. Most dogs display an excellent response to oral corticosteroid therapy; however, side effects of this treatment can be limiting. New therapeutic approaches are being studied, including the use of aerosol therapy, cyclosporine, or drugs interfering with T helper 2 immune response.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8517
10.1016/j.cvsm.2007.05.007

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