Protein losing nephropathy (PLN)

(Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) more
Disease
Heterozygous dogs possess medium risk, homozygous affected dogs possess high risk to develop symptoms of the disease.
Breed
Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Heredity
The Risk assessment for PLN is possible due to genetic testing. Hereditary PLN starts often with a hidden proteinuria in midlife. The disease can proceed mildly and stay steady for years. In some cases severe complications like kidney failure or thromboses occur. Nevertheless symptoms vary hugely and are supposed to depend on enviromental factors and modifying genes.
Test duration
TaqMan SNP Assay
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