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Proteinuria in canine patients with lymphoma
Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012
© 2012 British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Volume 54, Issue 1, pages 28–32, January 2013
How to Cite
Di Bella, A., Maurella, C., Cauvin, A., Schmidt, J. M., Tapia, B. B. and North, S. M. (2013), Proteinuria in canine patients with lymphoma. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 54: 28–32. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12004.x
- Issue published online: 26 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012
- Accepted: 24 October 2012
To determine if proteinuria is more common in dogs with lymphoma when compared with healthy dogs and to assess the severity and frequency of proteinuria in dogs with lymphoma.
Determination of urine protein:creatinine ratio in 32 dogs with lymphoma compared with 30 healthy dogs.
Canine patients with lymphoma are more likely to be proteinuric compared with healthy dogs. Proteinuria is common in dogs with lymphoma, although in most cases it is not severe. The presence of proteinuria is not linked with the stage or substage of lymphoma.
Mild proteinuria is a common finding in dogs with lymphoma. The clinical impact of the proteinuria is probably low.