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MORALES SALINAS, Elizabeth et al. Glomerulocystic kidney disease in two dogs with renal failure. Vet. Méx [online]. 2008, vol.39, n.1, pp. 97-107. ISSN 0301-5092.
Two cases of glomerulocystic kidney disease (GCKD) are described in dogs with renal failure. The laboratory test of the two dogs showed renal hyperazotemia with secondary non-regenerative anemia, associated to chronic renal failure. Macroscopic kidney lesions in both dogs were similar: showing multiple small cysts with an average of 1 mm in diameter, mainly in the renal cortex. Histopathological examination of the kidneys in both dogs revealed dilatation in the filtration space and Bowman's capsule forming cysts with glomerular atrophy and mild to severe periglomerular and interstitial fibrosis. These findings suggest that cystic glomerular changes may be developed as a consequence of fibrosis, which could act by compressing the glomerulo-tubular junctions. There are few reported cases of GCKD in dogs prior to these two. It may be explained that this is only a sporadic entity, adding that it may well be mistaken with other similar renal cystic pathologies, linked or not to a renal failure; therefore, it should be included in the differential diagnoses. For the first time, this report gives a clinical-pathological description of two cases in dogs with GCKD in Mexico.
Palavras-chave : Glomerulocystic Kidney Disease; Dogs; Renal Failure.