Immune mediated and hematologic diseases
The immune system is very important to protect ourselves and pets from harmful viral and bacterial infections. Unfortunately, sometimes, the immune system malfunctions and starts causing disease, including destruction of cells and tissues, or inflammation and fever.
Some of the symptoms of immune-mediated diseases include anaemia, joint pain, neck pain, skin ulceration, liver disease, and fevers of unknown origin. Immune mediate haemolytic Anaemia (IMHA), immune mediated thrombocytopenia (IMT) sekä immune mediated polyarthritis (IMPA) are few examples of these diseases in dogs and cats.
Hematologic abnormalities , such as anemia, white blood cell or platelet disorders can be caused by many acute and chronic diseases.
These diseases can be challenging to diagnose. Confidently establishing a correct diagnosis is therefore vital to ensure good quality of life for the patient.