Paroxysmal gluten-sensitive dyskinesia (previously termed canine epileptoid cramping syndrome) is a condition of Border terriers in which the leading manifestation is neurological. The authors describe a case they believe to represent the first report of a Border terrier with a combination of neurological signs, atopy, positive serological results for anti-transglutaminase 2 (TG2 IgA) and anti-gliadin (AGA IgG) antibodies, and signs suggestive of gastrointestinal disease with pathological changes in the gastrointestinal tract-seemingly responsive to a gluten-free diet. As such, the authors suggest that gluten sensitivity in Border terriers may manifest as a multisystem disease in a similar manner to that seen in human beings.
Keywords: Atopy; Dermatology; Dyskinesia; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Neurology.
British Veterinary Association.