El desafío diagnóstico del síndrome poliuria-polidipsia

Coppo, J. A.
November 2009
Revista Veterinaria;2009, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p146
Academic Journal
A review on the diagnosis of the polyuria-polydipsia syndrome in small animals is presented. Themes referred to etiology, pathogeny, symptoms, curse, and therapeutic alternatives of this syndrome, are revised. Diagnostic importance of plasmatic and urinary osmolality determination, as well as clarification of the causes of proteinuria and glucosuria, are stood out. Utility of a diagnostic algorithm that includes water privation test and vasopressin hormone response is discussed. The necessity of a constant improvement to arrive to better diagnoses is emphasized, especially because this intricate syndrome constitutes one of the most arduous challenges in veterinary medicine.


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