Journal article

Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis in dogs: A review

EJ O'Neill, D Merrett, B Jones

Irish Veterinary Journal | VETERINARY IRELAND | Published : 2005

Abstract

: Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis (GME) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in dogs that is characterised by focal or disseminated granulomatous lesions within the brain and/or spinal cord, non-suppurative meningitis and perivascular mononuclear cuffing. The aetiology of the disease remains unknown, although an immune-mediated cause is suspected. This article reviewed the typical history, clinical signs and pathology of the condition along with current opinions on pathogenesis. The potential differential diagnoses for the disease were discussed along with current treatment options.