Shar Pei Autoinflammatory Disease (SPAID) in an inherited disease affecting the Shar Pei breed. |
SPAID is characterised by multiple signs of inflamation including Familial Shar-Pei Fever (FSF), Arthritis, Vesicular Hyaluronosis, Otitis and Amyloidosis.
There are three possible test results: N/N (Clear) which means that the dog does not carry the mutation and it has no increased risk of developing the disease. N / SPAID (Carrier): the dog carries one copy of the mutation and it has an increased risk of developing the disease although may not develop the disease. SPAID / SPAID : the dog carries two copies of the mutation and it has a high risk of developing the disease.