steatitis

steatitis

 [ste″ah-ti´tis]
inflammation of fatty tissue; see also panniculitis.

ste·a·ti·tis

(stē'ă-tī'tis),
Inflammation of adipose tissue.
[G. stear (steat-), tallow, + -itis, inflammation]

steatitis

/ste·a·ti·tis/ (ste″ah-ti´tis) inflammation of adipose tissue.

yellow fat disease

A vitamin E deficiency syndrome affecting various mammals, in particular cats, who are fed excess omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish oils, especially tuna.

Clinical findings
Greasy, dull coat and flaky skin; severe pain when touched; anorexia, fever. In humans, excess fish-oils cause increased bleeding time, especially after aspirin ingestion, which may play a role in cardiac necrosis and increased susceptibility to catecholamine-induced stress.

Management
Limit intake of tuna; add vitamin E to diet.

ste·a·ti·tis

(stē'ă-tī'tis)
Inflammation of adipose tissue.
[G. stear (steat-), tallow, + -itis, inflammation]

steatitis

inflammation of fatty tissue. See also yellow fat disease.
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This is consistent with the disease in ruminants, as well as disease progression described in humans, where one retrospective report (12) describes 19 of 94 cases requiring bowel resection to treat intestinal obstruction caused by mesenteric steatitis.
Idiopathic mesenteric and omental steatitis in a dog.
will receive $10,000 to study steatitis, a deadly disease affecting wild herons and cranes.
Cats fed excessive amounts of tuna can develop steatitis, where their fat is discoloured with a yellow tinge.
He was also the first to discover that vitamin E prevents steatitis, a serious nutritional disease of mink, swine, and cats.
0 congestion (diffuse) Pancreas: pancreatitis, 0 NA (0) NA adjacent steatitis Abbreviations: EMH indicates extramedullary hematopoiesis; NA, no value available (lesions for all birds sampled in the group had the same value and no variability could be calculated).
Fact: Although many cats enjoy it, feeding tuna exclusively can not only rob cats of adequate levels of vitamin E and lead to steatitis or yellow fat disease, but also does not constitute a complete and balanced diet.
The birds were diagnosed with steatitis on the basis of the gross lesions and histopathology.
Disease considerations for the swollen and firm caudal coelomic cavity included overfeeding; visceral larval migrans, such as Eustrongyloides species (3,4); steatitis (5,6); foreign body ingestion; or neoplastic mass (eg, nephroblastoma).
A case study: steatitis in great blue herons in Maryland.