Masticatory muscle myositis (MMM) refers to immune-mediated (autoantibody) inflammation of the masticatory muscles. The myofibers of the masticatory muscles are unique compared to other muscles in the body and therefore only the masticatory muscles are affected in MMM. Diagnosis is confirmed by measuring specific IgG-antibodies from the dog's blood sample.
Samples from MMM affected dogs from all breeds are welcome.
Which samples are needed:
- dogs that have been diagnosed with MMM
- close relatives (parents, siblings, offspring) of the affected dogs
- healthy dogs over 6 years of age
Other information reduested:
- veterinary certificates