Immune-mediated canine and feline keratitis.

Authors:
Stacy E Andrew

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2008 Mar;38(2):269-90, vi

Georgia Veterinary Specialists, 455 Abernathy Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA.

Although the normal cornea is devoid of vasculature and lymphatics, there are still several immune-mediated corneal conditions that can occur in dogs and cats. An overview of corneal immunology is presented. Diseases of dogs, including chronic superficial keratitis, superficial punctate keratitis, and canine adenovirus endotheliitis, as well as feline diseases, including eosinophilic keratitis and herpesvirus-related conditions, are discussed.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2007.11.007DOI Listing
March 2008

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