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Septic pericardial effusion associated with pulmonary and pericardial botryomycosis in a dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18684146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a case of septic pericardial effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade associated with intrathoracic botryomycosis in a dog. Septic pericarditis and a pulmonary mass were diagnosed, and subtotal pericardiectomy and lobectomy of the affected pulmonary areas were carried out. Histopathology of the excised tissue showed changes supportive of botryomycosis--namely a pyogranulomatous inflammation with neutrophils centred around amorphous homogeneous eosinophilic material and club-like bodies containing Gram-positive bacterial cocci present in the centre. The patient recovered well following surgery and antibiotic therapy. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of pulmonary botryomycosis in the dog and the first report of this condition presented with pericardial involvement and cardiac tamponade in any species.
D Casamián-Sorrosal; D Fournier; J Shippam; B Woodward; K Tennant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0022-4510     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-18     Completed Date:  2009-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  655-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Small Animal Hospital, Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, North Somerset, BS40 5DU, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis,  surgery,  veterinary
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis,  surgery,  veterinary*
Pericardial Effusion / diagnosis,  surgery,  veterinary*
Pericardiectomy / methods,  veterinary
Pericarditis / diagnosis,  surgery,  veterinary*
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis,  surgery,  veterinary*
Treatment Outcome

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