Alveolar echinococcosis in an Ontario dog resembling an hepatic abscess.

Pinard, Christopher; Cuq, Benoît; Gibson, Thomas; Brisson, Brigitte; Plattner, Brandon; Lillie, Brandon; Bienzle, Dorothee; Brouwer, Emily; Gottstein, Bruno; Peregrine, Andrew (2019). Alveolar echinococcosis in an Ontario dog resembling an hepatic abscess. Canadian veterinary journal - Revue vétérinaire canadienne, 60(10), pp. 1099-1103. Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

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A boxer dog was evaluated because of lethargy, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Ultrasonography revealed multiple cystic structures in the abdomen. Exploratory laparotomy revealed 3 well-encapsulated hepatic masses and abdominal effusion with suppurative inflammation. Collectively, these findings suggested the hepatic masses were most likely abscesses. However, histologic examination of the hepatic masses revealed multi-cystic structures, consistent with alveolar echinococcosis. The diagnosis was confirmed by DNA sequencing. The dog was treated with daily albendazole, but within a few weeks exhibited adverse side effects. After 6 months, the dog's condition deteriorated, and it was euthanized.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Parasitology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

600 Technology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0008-5286

Publisher:

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

20 Jan 2020 09:04

Last Modified:

20 Jan 2020 09:04

PubMed ID:

31597996

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/138675

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