Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis
General information on Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis
Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis is an inflammatory bowel disease caused by microscopic cells including plasma cells and lymphocytes within the intestines. The inflammatory cells can enter the intestinal wall in response to infection, injury, parasites, fungi or food intolerance. Though more common to German Shepherds, Yorkshire Terriers and Cocker Spaniels, it can still affect all breeds.
Symptoms of Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis
Symptoms of Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis can include weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, swollen abdomen, ravenous appetite and lethargy.
Treatments for Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis
Treatment for Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis includes decreasing intestinal inflammation and stopping the diarrhea to increase weight gain. Tests should be done to determine the cause to see if the cause is dietary, parasitic or bacterial. With severe vomiting and diarrhea a fluid therapy will be needed to curb dehydration. In some cases antibiotic therapy will be necessary.
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Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis experience by - Genny
My 4 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi was just diagnosed with this by small intestine biopsy.
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