A case of necrotizing fasciitis with septic shock in a cat caused by Acinetobacter baumannii

Brachelente, Chiara; Wiener, Dominique; Malik, Yasminda; Huessy, Daniela (2007). A case of necrotizing fasciitis with septic shock in a cat caused by Acinetobacter baumannii. Veterinary dermatology, 18(6), pp. 432-8. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1365-3164.2007.00624.x

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A 4-year-old, neutered female, domestic shorthair cat admitted to the animal hospital for recurrent constipation presumed to be due to post-traumatic injuries, went into shock with signs including fever and ataxia followed by stupor. On the fifth day of hospitalization, the cat developed severe, diffuse oedema of the ventral abdomen with multifocal to coalescing erythematous areas and small vesicle formation. The results of bacteriological cultures of liver, spleen and kidney specimens led to the diagnosis of Acinetobacter baumannii sepsis. Histopathological findings of skin samples taken during necropsy showed an extensive epidermal and dermal necrosis with septic vasculitis and numerous intralesional gram-negative bacteria. Detection of the bla(OXA-51-like) gene specific for A. baumannii by PCR, performed retrospectively on samples of the deep layers of the skin, confirmed the presence of A. baumannii also in the cutaneous lesions. To our knowledge this is the first report of a necrotizing fasciitis with septic shock in a cat caused by A. baumannii.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DVK - Clinical Research [discontinued]
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

UniBE Contributor:

Brachelente, Chiara; Wiener, Dominique Judith; Malik, Yasminda and Hüssy, Daniela

ISSN:

0959-4493

Publisher:

Blackwell Science

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:53

Last Modified:

03 Feb 2015 10:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1365-3164.2007.00624.x

PubMed ID:

17991161

Web of Science ID:

000250765600007

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/22480 (FactScience: 34903)

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