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Meningitis in a dog caused by Prevotella oralis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15352414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prevotella oralis, an obligate Gram-negative anaerobe, was shown to be the cause of meningitis in a two-year-old crossbreed dog. The dog had a six-week history of lethargy and neck pain. On presentation, the animal was reluctant to walk, had a stiff gait and neck pain on flexion. Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid documented a neutrophilic pleocytosis (7488 cells/microl) and the presence of occasional intracellular bacterial coccobacilli. The aetiological diagnosis was confirmed by routine aerobic and anaerobic culture, and identification of the isolates. This report also reviews the literature of the documented cases of bacterial meningitis in dogs.
R Allan; S G Fenwick; P Clark; N Cave
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-4510     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-08     Completed Date:  2004-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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MeSH Terms
Bacteroidaceae Infections / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Diagnosis, Differential
Dog Diseases / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*,  microbiology
Lameness, Animal
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Prevotella / isolation & purification*

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