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2020 Jul 15

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract

Triaditis: Truth and Consequences.


Lidbury JA, Mooyottu S, Jergens AE
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2020 Jul 15.
PMID: 32682546.


Clinical findings with triaditis and individual disease components overlap and may include hyporexia, weight loss, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, icterus, abdominal pain, thickened bowel loops, pyrexia, dyspnea, and shock. A definitive diagnosis of triaditis requires histologic confirmation of inflammation in each organ, but this may not be possible because of financial or patient-related constraints. Evidence-based data indicate that histologic lesions of triaditis are present in 30% to 50% of cats diagnosed with pancreatitis and cholangitis/inflammatory liver disease. Treatment of triaditis is based on the overall health status of the patient and the type and severity of disease in component organs.