Paroxysmal gluten-sensitive dyskinesia (previously termed canine epileptoid cramping syndrome) is a condition of Border terriers in which the leading manifestation is neurological. The authors describe a case they believe to represent the first report of a Border terrier with a combination of neurological signs, atopy, positive serological results for anti-transglutaminase 2 (TG2 IgA) and anti-gliadin (AGA IgG) antibodies, and signs suggestive of gastrointestinal disease with pathological changes in the gastrointestinal tract—seemingly responsive to a gluten-free diet. As such, the authors suggest that gluten sensitivity in Border terriers may manifest as a multisystem disease in a similar manner to that seen in human beings.
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Accepted October 5, 2016.
- British Veterinary Association
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