Chronic IPO (CIPO) is typically primary, caused by intestinal leiomyositis, and causes intermittent gastrointestinal signs and weight loss. The aetiology of CIPO remains poorly understood but may represent an immune-mediated destruction of intestinal smooth muscle cells of CIPO in the dog using immunosuppressive corticosteroid therapy.
- Immune mediated diseases
- Received October 29, 2013.
- Accepted November 21, 2013.
- British Veterinary Association
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