Targeting the T helper cell inflammatory pathway in meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown etiology

08/24/2018
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Study Type: Blood Sample
Study Location: University of Georgia

Meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown etiology (MUE) is a disorder of dogs that results in inflammation of the brain and/or spinal cord causing depression, seizures, blindness, difficulty walking, and death. MUE is common but unfortunately, brain biopsy is the only means of definitive diagnosis prior to death and the ideal treatment is not known. There is a critical need to improve diagnosis and treatmentof MUE.  The investigator will identify changes in the immune system associated with the inflammation that occurs in the brains and spinal cords of affected dogs.

Participation Requirements:
Healthy toy breed dog -OR- toy breed dog diagnosed with MUE, GME, or NME

Owner's Responsibilities (Samples and Information to be collected):
Need medical records (including MRI if available) + blood sample to be collected in coordination with your veterinarian

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Contact Information:

Lisa Reynolds
lisar@uga.edu

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