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215-746-8911
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215-746-8387
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The ABCs of Internal Medicine at Penn Vet


Here is a general list of the types of diseases and disorders the Internal Medicine team at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital addresses:

– A –

  • Abdominal fluid accumulation
  • Acromegaly
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Addison’s disease
  • Adrenal disease
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anal sac disease
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Ancylostomiasis
  • Anemia
  • Anorexia
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Anticoagulant therapy
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Ascites
  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Azotemia

– B –

  • Babesiosis
  • Bacterial infections
  • Bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)
  • Biliary disease, obstruction
  • Bilious vomiting
  • Biopsy (endoscopic, bone marrow, nasal, kidney, liver)
  • Bladder disease
  • Blastomycosis (Blastomyces infection)
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Blood testing
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood transfusion
  • Blood typing
  • Body condition scoring
  • Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy
  • Bordetellosis (Bordetella infection)
  • Borreliosis (Lyme disease)
  • Botulism
  • Bowel disease
  • Boxer dog colitis
  • Breed associated diseases
  • Bronchalveolar lavage
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Brucellosis
  • Buccal mucosal bleeding time

– C –

  • Cachexia
  • Calcinosis cutis
  • Calcium disorders
  • Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter infection)
  • Candidiasis (fungal infection)
  • Canine adenovirus
  • Canine distemper virus
  • Chinese Shar-Pei fever
  • Cholangiohepatitis
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridial infection
  • Clotting factor deficiencies
  • Coagulopathies
  • Cobalamin deficiencies
  • Coccidioidomycosis (Coccidioides infection)
  • Colitis
  • Colonic polyps and tumors
  • Colonoscopy
  • Computed tomography (CT Scans)
  • Congenital disorders
  • Constipation
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Coombs test
  • Copper storage disease
  • Copper-associated hepatitis
  • Coronavirus infection
  • Coughing
  • Cretinism
  • Cricopharyngeal achalasia/dysphagia
  • Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus infection)
  • Crystallulria (crystals in urine)
  • Cushing’s disease (Hyperadenocorticism)
  • Cystine urolitiasis (bladder stones)
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cytopenias

– D –

  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Dialysis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Digestion abnormalities
  • Discospondylitis
  • Distemper virus
  • Duodenal disease
  • Dwarfism
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dysmyelopoiesis
  • Dysphagia

– E –

 

  • Ecchymoses
  • Edema
  • Effusions
  • Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia infection)
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Emesis
  • Emphysematous cystitis
  • Endrocrine diseases (Endocrinopathies)
  • Endoscopy and endoscopic procedures
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic pneumonia
  • Epistaxis (Nose bleeding)
  • Erythrocytosis
  • Erythropoiesis and failure
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli) infection
  • Esophageal disease
  • Esophageal stricture
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagostomy tubes
  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Extracorporeal renal replacement therapy
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

– F –

  • Familial disorders
  • Fanconi syndrome
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Feline coronavirus
  • Feline herpesvirus
  • Feline idiopathic cystitis
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
  • Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)
  • Feline panleukopenia
  • Feline rhinotracheitis
  • Fever
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Fluid therapy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Folate deficiency
  • Food hypersensitivity
  • Foreign body removal
  • Fungal infections

– G –

  • Gagging
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric (stomach) disorders
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastrointestinal tract disorders
  • Giardiasis (Giardia infection)
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Glomerular filtration rate measurement
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerulonephropathy
  • Glucagon disorders
  • Glucose disorders
  • Glucosuria
  • Growth hormone disorders

– H –

  • Heartworm disease
  • Heinz body anemiaHematologic disordersHematology
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Hemobartonellosis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemolysis and hemolytic anemia
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE)
  • Hemostasis
  • Hepatic disease
  • Hepatic lipidosis
  • Hepatic vascular anomalies
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatobiliary disease
  • Hepatocutaneous syndrome
  • Hepatozoonosis
  • Hereditary diseases
  • Hervesvirus infections
  • Histoplasmosis (Histoplasma infection)
  • Hookworm infection
  • Hormone disrders
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease)
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia (High blood cholesterol)
  • Hypercoagulability
  • Hypercortisolism
  • Hyperglobulinemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Hyperthyroidism and I-131 treatment
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease)
  • Hypoalbuminemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyposthenuria
  • Hypothyroidism

– I –

  • Ileal disease
  • Immune disordersImmune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA)
  • Immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA)
  • Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMT/IMTP)
  • Immunosuppressive therapy
  • Infectious diseases
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Insulin therapy
  • INsulinoma
  • Iodine- radioactive iodine treatment
  • Iron deficiencies

 – J –

  • Jaundice
  • Jejunal disease
  • Joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

– K –

  • Kennel cough
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Ketones
  • Kidney diseases
  • Kidney failure

 – L –

  • Laboratory tests
  • Large intestine disease
  • Laryngeal disease
  • Laser lithotripsy
  • Lead toxicity
  • Leishmaniasis (Leishmania infection)
  • Leptospirosis (Leptospira infection)
  • Lethargy
  • Lily toxicitiy
  • Lipidosis
  • Lithotripsy
  • Liver diseases
  • Liver failure
  • Lockjaw
  • Lower airway diseases
  • Lung diseases
  • Lungworm infections
  • Lyme disease
  • Lymphangiectasia
  • Lysodren therapy

– M –

  • Macrocytosis
  • Malabsorption disorders
  • Maldigestion
  • Malnutrition
  • Mediastinal disease
  • Megacolon
  • Megaesophagus
  • Melena
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Methemoglobinemia
  • Methimazole therapy
  • Microcytosis
  • Microvascular dysplasia
  • Micturition disorders
  • Mineralocorticoid deficiency
  • Mitotane therapy
  • Mucocoele
  • Mycobacterial infections
  • Mycoplasma infections
  • Mycoses (fungal infections)
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Myeloproliferative dosrders
  • Myxedema coma

– N –

  • Nasal diseases
  • Nasogastric feeding tubes
  • Nasopharyngeal polyps
  • Nausea
  • Neorickettsial infections
  • Neosporosis (Neospira infection)
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Neutropenia
  • Nutrition

– O –

  • Obesity
  • Obstipation
  • Oliguric renal failure
  • Overflow incontinence
  • Oxalate crystals and stones

– P –

  • Pancreas diseases
  • Pancreatic enzyme supplementation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Panleukopenia
  • Parasites
  • Parathyroid gland disorders
  • Percutaneous endoscopy gastrostomy (PEG) tubes
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Peritoneal effusions
  • Peritonitis
  • Persistent urachus
  • Pharyngeal diseases
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Pituitary dwarfism
  • Platelet disorders
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyarthritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Polycythemia
  • Polydipsia
  • Polyps
  • Polyuria
  • Portal hypertension
  • Portosystemic shunts (portosystemic vascular anomalies)
  • Prednisone therapy
  • Probiotics
  • Prostate gland disorders
  • Prostatic wash
  • Prostatitis
  • Protein losing enteropathy (PLE)
  • Protein losing nephropathy (PLN)
  • Proteinuria
  • Protothecosis
  • Protozoal infections
  • Pytalism
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophils (PIE)
  • Pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)
  • Purine urolithiasis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Pyloric hypertrophy
  • Pyruvate kinase deficiency
  • Pythiosis
  • Pyuria

– R –

  • Radioactive iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism
  • Raisin toxicosis
  • Rectal disease
  • Red blood cell disorders
  • Red blood cell transfusions
  • Regurgitation
  • Renal failure
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Renal transplantation evaluation
  • Reproductive abnormalities
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Retching
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Rickettsial infections (tick-borne diseases)
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever

– S –

  • Saddle thrombus
  • Salivation
  • Shar-Pei fever
  • Short bowl syndrome
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Small intestinal disease
  • Sneezing
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier genetic diseases
  • Splenic diseases
  • Splenitis
  • Steroid therapy
  • Stomach disorders
  • Struvite crystals and stones
  • Superficial necrolytic dermatitis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Synovial fluid aspiration
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE)

– T –

  • Taurine deficiencies
  • Tenesmus
  • Tetanus
  • Thoracic disease
  • Thrombocytopathia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Tick-borne diseases
  • Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma infection)
  • Tracheal collapse
  • Tracheal diseases
  • Tracheal stenting
  • Tracheitis
  • Transfusions
  • Trilostane therapy

– U –

  • Ulcers
  • Ultrasonography
  • Upper airway disorders
  • Urate crystals and stones
  • Uremia
  • Ureteral disease
  • Ureteral obstruction and stricture
  • Ureterolithis
  • Urethral disease
  • Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract disorders
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urolithiasis

– V –

  • Vaginitis
  • Vaginoscopy
  • Vascular disorders
  • Vasculitis
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Viral infections
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Vomiting
  • Von Willebrand disease

– W –

  • Water deprivation testing
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • White blood cell disorders

– X –

  • Xanthine crystals and stones

– Z –

  • Zoonotic diseases

Focus: Diabetes Mellitus

Cat being treated for Diabetes, Penn VetRun by Internal Medicine Section Chief Rebecka Hess, DVM, DACVIM, Penn Vet's Diabetes Program strives to improve the lives of cats and dogs diagnosed with Diabetes.

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