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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