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Tertiary hypothyroidism in a dog

Overview of attention for article published in Irish Veterinary Journal, February 2007
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Title
Tertiary hypothyroidism in a dog
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Irish Veterinary Journal, February 2007
DOI 10.1186/2046-0481-60-2-88
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Robert E Shiel, Els Acke, Antonella Puggioni, Joseph P Cassidy, Carmel T Mooney

Abstract

: A nine-year-old male entire Labrador was diagnosed with pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism. Following seven months of successful mitotane therapy, the dog presented with marked weight gain, seborrhoea and alopecia. Routine clinicopathological analyses revealed marked hypercholesterolaemia. Serum total and free thyroxine (T4) concentrations were below their respective reference ranges. Serum thyroid stimulating hormone (cTSH) concentration was within reference range. TSH and thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) response tests revealed adequate stimulation of total T4 in both, and cTSH in the latter test. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass arising from the pituitary fossa, with suprasellar extension. A diagnosis of tertiary hypothyroidism was made. Following four weeks of levothyroxine therapy, circulating cholesterol concentration had declined, weight loss had ensued and dermatological abnormalities had improved. Euthanasia was performed four months later due to the development of neurological signs. A highly infiltrative pituitary adenoma, with effacement of the overlying hypothalamus was identified on post mortem examination. Tertiary hypothyroidism has not been previously reported in dogs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 35 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 7 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 17%
Student > Postgraduate 6 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 14 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Psychology 2 6%
Unspecified 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 4 11%

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