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Does SRMA Affect a Dog's Lifespan?

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    November 19, 2018 1:29 PM EST

    Question submitted by the audience in our recent webinar: Understanding Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis and Other Inflammatory Neurological Disorders of Dogs:

    Does SRMA affect a dog’s lifespan? Do you think early diagnosis and treatment of SRMA makes a difference?


    Answer by: Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology):

    SRMA should not have an impact on a dog’s lifespan. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent a dog from developing a more severe, chronic form of the disease that is accompanied by neurological deficits.