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Metastatic calcinosis circumscripta treated with an oral charcoal absorbent in a dog.

Authors
  • Komori, S
  • Washizu, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2001
Volume
63
Issue
8
Pages
913–916
Identifiers
PMID: 11558549
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A five-year-old West Highland white terrier dog was admitted to the teaching hospital of Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University due to swelling and pain of the foot pads. Examinations revealed that the dog had renal failure and calcinosis circumscripta on its foot pads. The diagnosis was metastatic calcinosis circumscripta secondary to renal failure. An oral charcoal adsorbent (Kremezin) was used to treat this condition. Following this treatment, a significant decrease in the Ca x P value (the serum calcium level x the serum phosphorus level) was observed, and the dog's condition improved dramatically. This case suggests that charcoal adsorbent (Kremezin) may be useful for treating metastatic calcinosis circumscripta in dogs.

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