Fatal aortic endocarditis associated with community-acquired Serratia marcescens infection in a dog

Pérez, Cristina; Fujii, Yoko; Fauls, Megan; Hummel, James; Breitschwerdt, Edward (2011). Fatal aortic endocarditis associated with community-acquired Serratia marcescens infection in a dog. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 47, pp. 133-137. American Animal Hospital Association 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5616)

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A 12 yr old Dalmatian was referred for evaluation of acute lethargy, fever, neurologic signs, and a recently ausculted heart murmur. Echocardiography in combination with blood cultures resulted in a diagnosis of nonhospital-acquired Serratia marcescens bacteremia and aortic valve endocarditis. Despite early diagnosis and aggressive therapy, the dog failed to respond to antimicrobials and died within 6 hr after admission. Necropsy findings included aortic valve endocarditis, septicemia, and diffuse thromboembolic disease. There was no history of pre-existing underlying disease or immunosuppressive therapy, and the dog had not been hospitalized before referral.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Pérez Vera, Cristina

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0587-2871

Publisher:

American Animal Hospital Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Cristina Pérez Vera

Date Deposited:

25 Apr 2014 14:55

Last Modified:

05 Feb 2015 02:16

Publisher DOI:

10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5616)

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.40376

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/40376

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