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MARKUS KIILI & TANKKI
Mr. Markus Kiili, DVM, is a well-known veterinary practitioner in Finland. His own pet called “Tankki” is an American Akita dog, now 4 years old.
Tankki started to have blood in the urine when he was nearly one year old. Therefore Markus had made an urine culture, checked the sediment and done bladder ultrasound several times – always with no findings. Once he did an X-ray to check the urethra for urinary stones but didn’t find any. Prostate had also looked normal in US exam. Markus had Tankki castrated in about one year of age. Castration didn’t significantly change the hematuria – it just sometimes appears with no other symptoms (such as polyuria).
FROM SYMPTOM TO DIAGNOSIS
When Markus got access to GekkoCompass, he added just hematuria as a symptom for Tankki because there were no other findings. The first diagnosis on the differential diagnoses list was Idiopathic Renal Hematuria, which is confirmed by excluding other reasons for blood in the urine. The rest of the diagnoses were conditions that Markus had already excluded in his examinations.
FROM DIAGNOSIS TO RELIEF
Markus had consulted some internal medicine specialists but nobody had mentioned Idiopathic Renal Hematuria before. After reading about it (Idiopathic Renal Hematuria ) from GekkoCompass Markus realized that it’s most likely the correct diagnosis for Tankki. Luckily it usually doesn’t cause pain or discomfort to the animal. He also was happy when he found out that he probably hadn’t missed anything in his previous examinations and there wasn’t anything wrong in his veterinary skills.