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Vet Rec. 2016 Dec 3;179(22):573. doi: 10.1136/vr.103910. Epub 2016 Oct 26.

A presumptive case of gluten sensitivity in a border terrier: a multisystem disorder?

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1
Dovecote Veterinary Hospital, 5 Delven Lane, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2LJ, UK.
2
Department of Neurology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK.
3
Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK.
4
Department of Clinical Sciences and Services, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK.

Abstract

Paroxysmal gluten-sensitive dyskinesia (previously termed canine epileptoid cramping syndrome) is a condition of Border terriers in which the leading manifestation is neurological. The authors describe a case they believe to represent the first report of a Border terrier with a combination of neurological signs, atopy, positive serological results for anti-transglutaminase 2 (TG2 IgA) and anti-gliadin (AGA IgG) antibodies, and signs suggestive of gastrointestinal disease with pathological changes in the gastrointestinal tract-seemingly responsive to a gluten-free diet. As such, the authors suggest that gluten sensitivity in Border terriers may manifest as a multisystem disease in a similar manner to that seen in human beings.

KEYWORDS:

Atopy; Dermatology; Dyskinesia; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Neurology

PMID:
27784836
DOI:
10.1136/vr.103910
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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