Meryl P Littman
Associate Professor of Medicine - C-EContact Information
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
3900 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
AB (Biology) Bryn Mawr College, 1972
VMD (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania, 1975
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Description of Research Expertise
SCWT Open Registry and DNA Bank. See www.scwtca.org.
For submission of DNA samples for the SCWT PLN-associated variant alleles, see www.scwtca.org/health/dnatest.htm
The Open Registry was begun in 1997, with updates every 1-2 years. Update 2011 has 1000+ dogs listed with PLE (protein-losing enteropathy), PLN (protein-losing nephropathy), combined PLE/PLN, juvenile renal disease/renal dysplasia, inflammatory bowel disease, and/or Addison's disease, the genetic diseases to which this breed is predisposed. Our SCWT DNA Bank has 600+ samples (affected and geriatric SCWT).
Littman Meryl P, Wiley Claire A, Raducha Michael G, Henthorn Paula S: Glomerulopathy and mutations in NPHS1 and KIRREL2 in soft-coated Wheaten Terrier dogs. Mammalian genome : official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society Jan 2013.
Slade Dennis J, Lees George E, Berridge Brian R, Clubb Fred J, Kuczynski Leslie A, Littman Meryl P: Resolution of a proteinuric nephropathy associated with Babesia gibsoni infection in a dog. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 47(6): e138-44, Nov-Dec 2011.
Littman MP: Protein-losing Nephropathy in Small Animals Vet Clin N Am (Small Animal) 41(1): 31-62, Acierno MJ and Labato MA (eds.). 2011.
Littman MP: A Matter of Opinion: Should we treat asymptomatic, nonproteinuric Lyme-seropositive dogs with antibiotics? Clinician’s Brief 9: 13-16, 2011.
Littman MP: Diagnosis of infectious diseases of the urinary tract Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals Page: 241-252, Bartges J and Polzin DJ (eds.). Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011.
Littman MP, Wagner S, Hammer C: Preventive Health Programs Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 7th ed. McCurnin DM, Bassert JM (eds.). WB Saunders, Co, 2009.
Littman MP, Goldstein RE, Labato MA, Lappin MR, Moore GE: ACVIM Small Animal Consensus Statement on Lyme Disease in Dogs: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention J Vet Intern Med 20(2): 422-434, 2006.
Littman MP: Lyme disease in dogs Standards of Care: Emerg and Crit Care Med 6(5): 1-6, 2004.
Littman Meryl P: Canine borreliosis. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice 33(4): 827-62, Jul 2003.
Littman M P, Dambach D M, Vaden S L, Giger U: Familial protein-losing enteropathy and protein-losing nephropathy in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers: 222 cases (1983-1997). Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 14(1): 68-80, Jan-Feb 2000.