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Can PU be triggered by a systemic illness?

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    December 23, 2020 5:30 PM EST

    This question was submitted during the webinar titled: PU - What's That? Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis:

    Is there any correlation between PU and other illnesses such as Cushings, immune related issues, or hypothyroidism? In other words, can PU be triggered by a systemic illness?

    Dr. Wendy Townsend, DVM, MS, DACVO responded:

    So far we do not have any indication that PU can be triggered by a systemic illness. So we don’t see PU more in dogs with hypothyroidism or Cushings.