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Primary bacterial septic peritonitis in cats: 13 cases.
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PMID:  19887384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this paper is to describe the signalment, clinical signs, laboratory results, culture results, and response to treatment for primary septic peritonitis in cats. This is a retrospective study of 12 client-owned animals. Medical records were reviewed for clinical findings, laboratory results, microbial culture results, radiographic findings, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome. The overall mortality rate for this group of cats was 31%, consistent with previous reports of septic peritonitis in cats. All cats that were both bradycardic and hypothermic on presentation did not survive. Other clinicopathological findings were consistent with previously reported cases of septic peritonitis in cats. Results suggest that clinicopathological findings and outcomes in cats with primary septic peritonitis are similar to those in cats with septic peritonitis from a determined cause. A specific mechanism of inoculation has yet to be determined, but an oral source of bacteria is suggested for cats with primary bacterial septic peritonitis.
Cassandra M Ruthrauff; Julie Smith; Leigh Glerum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1547-3317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  2010-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415027     Medline TA:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Surgical Associates, 1410 Monument Boulevard, Suite 100, Concord, California 94520, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bacteremia / drug therapy,  mortality,  surgery,  veterinary*
Bradycardia / etiology,  mortality,  veterinary
Cat Diseases / drug therapy,  mortality*,  surgery*
Hypothermia / etiology,  mortality,  veterinary
Peritonitis / drug therapy,  mortality,  surgery,  veterinary*
Retrospective Studies
Survival Analysis
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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