Long term survival in a dog with meningoencephalitis and epidural abscessation due to Actinomyces sp. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (2015)

Song RB, Vitullo CA, da Costa RC, Daniels J. Long term survival in a dog with meningoencephalitis and epidural abscessation due to Actinomyces sp. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, v. 27, n.4, 552-557, 2015.

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Abstract: A 2-year-old, female spayed Golden Retriever dog was presented to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center for evaluation of ataxia, cervical pain, 1 episode of acute collapse, dull mentation, and inappetence. Physical examination revealed an elevated temperature of 39.7°C and severe cervical pain. Blood work revealed a mature neutrophilia. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis revealed nondegenerative neutrophilic pleocytosis with no infectious agents. A presumptive diagnosis of steroid-responsive meningitis–arteritis was made, and corticosteroid therapy was started.

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