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Septic pericarditis, aortic endarteritis, and osteomyelitis in a dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14736716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 7-year-old, female spayed rottweiler was referred with a history of an acute onset of collapse attributable to cardiac tamponade. Thoracic radiographs revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette compatible with pericardial effusion, sternal osteomyelitis, and an unusual mineralized lesion determined later to be within the aortic wall. The pericardial effusion was a septic exudate secondary to infection with Staphylococcus species and hemorrhage into the pericardium through a mineralized aortic lesion. The case demonstrates the importance of complete evaluation of thoracic radiographs in a patient with cardiac disease and the potential value of cytopathological evaluation of pericardial fluid.
Polly B Peterson; Matthew W Miller; Eric K Hansen; George A Henry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1547-3317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Publication Date:    2003 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-22     Completed Date:  2007-08-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415027     Medline TA:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  528-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4474, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Endarteritis / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Fatal Outcome
Osteomyelitis / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Pericarditis / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Radiography, Thoracic / veterinary
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Staphylococcus / isolation & purification

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