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my dog has acute leukemia...
my dog has acute leukemia. She has been in remission for 2 months. Due to her condition she has been unable to walk and developed a deep pressure sore. The vet used staples to close the wound. Her glands are swollen in her neck- no fever - what would cause her glands to swell? Could her leukemia be back or is it a reaction to the staples?
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) are a common physical exam fidning in dogs suffering from an acute leukemia. The lymphadenopathy is usually mild unless lymphoma is now also present. The stapes are made of inert stainless steel and so considered non-reactive. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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