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Pyogranulomatous skin disease and cellulitis in a cat caused by Rhodococcus equi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11916057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a case of Rhodococcus equi infection causing pyogranulomatous skin disease and cellulitis in a two-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat. The case differed from previously reported cases in cats in its clinical presentation and in the locations of the lesions, which were similar to those seen in horses. The presence of an intracellular organism was confirmed by cytology and on histopathology. The aetiological diagnosis was confirmed by routine biochemical tests specific for R. equi on a pure isolate obtained from a biopsy specimen. The report also reviews the literature of the documented feline cases and discusses the common pitfalls in the diagnosis of such infections.
A Patel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0022-4510     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-27     Completed Date:  2002-08-27     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycetales Infections / pathology,  veterinary*
Cat Diseases / microbiology*
Cellulitis / complications,  microbiology,  veterinary*
Granuloma, Pyogenic / complications,  microbiology,  veterinary*
Rhodococcus equi / isolation & purification,  pathogenicity*
Skin Diseases / microbiology,  veterinary*

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