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1 16th February 02:04
andrea
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First, let me apologize for the cross post.

I'm looking for someone who has experience with masticatory muscle myositis,
a.k.a. MMM. My mother's Standard Poodle, who is about 11mo, was recently
diagnosed with MMM testing positive in a CBC and 2M anti-body. My mother
recognized he was having difficulty perhaps a week ago when he seemed
reluctant to eat or play fetch and was very unhappy in general. She thinks
she might recall some related problems earlier on (perhaps a week to 10days)
but I cannot recall the exact problem. The veterinarian had difficulty
opening his jaws when anesthetized.

There does not seem to be a lot of information on the Internet about it.
What I've read indicates if caught early, prognosis is good, but what is
"early"? How can one tell advanced the disease is?

Has anyone been through this? My mother had a very difficult time getting
her vet to listen to her, or even do the tests at all. Public and private
response welcome. Unmung the email address first if private. (andrea dot
stone two at verizon dot net)

Thanks,

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2 16th February 02:04
abby pennington
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Just curious, how did the CBC show what was going on? Are there inclusion
bodies in the cells? (Not being snotty, I really want to know!)


I'm sorry, I've not had any experience with this, but I say time for a
new vet and a second opinion if her current vet is not placing any value
on her concerns!!! Maybe a vet school--is there one near her?

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3 16th February 02:05
andrea
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I don't know, Abby. I'm just repeating what my mom said on the phone. It
sounded kind of confused to me. It probably is - she doesn't deal with
medical problems well and has a little trouble absorbing information well or
asking for explanations when she doesn't understand something. Wish I was in
the same state to help out. Heck, wish I was on the same coast.


Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is a couple hours
from her. I'm going to suggest she contact them.

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4 16th February 02:05
abby pennington
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I know how frustrating it is to want to be there, but can't. And I can
imagine how worried she must be, too.

Good idea. Sounds like MMM is a type of lockjaw..? Could tetanus be a
possibility? Good luck to her, though. I wish I could help more.

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5 16th February 02:05
buglady
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I'm just repeating what my mom said on the phone. It


..........Have her ask the vet for all copies of blood and lab work. She can
send you xeroxes and you can go from there. Filtering info through someone
who is intimidated by asking questions won't help define what's going on.
Believe me I know!

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6 16th February 05:36
buglady
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Sounds like MMM is a type of lockjaw..?
........not exactly.
For the OP:
http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00068.htm
Masticatory myositis involves antibodies directed at the type 2M fibres
unique to the muscles of mastication: the temporalis, masseter and
pterygoid. Embryologically these muscles are derived from mesoderm.(16) By
two weeks postpartum, these muscles have developed the unique 2M fibres.
Search http://www.vetinfo.com
Sign up at http://www.ivis.org and search - costs nothing, you don't have to be a
vet.
http://medicine.ucsd.edu/vet_neuromuscular/cases/1999/may99.html
http://www.ukvet.co.uk/Companion_july_2003/medicine/springer_spaniel.html
http://www.vetdentistry.com/dysphagia.html
http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00521.htm
http://www.cvm.missouri.edu/cvm/courses/vm604/neurology/neuromuscular.korneg
ay.PDF

............there's lots more - this was just in 3 pages worth of Google
searching.

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7 16th February 05:36
andrea
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Thank you so much for the links. I Googled it myself before posting but for
whatever reason was only able to come up with a couple of useful links.

Much appreciated.

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