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Angiostrongylosis-related restrictive pneumopathy assessed by arterial blood gas analysis in a dog

Csöndes, Judit and Majoros, Gábor and Lajos, Zoltán and Psáder, Roland and Vajdovich, Péter and Manczur, Ferenc and Máthé, Ákos (2015) Angiostrongylosis-related restrictive pneumopathy assessed by arterial blood gas analysis in a dog. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 63 (1). pp. 16-29. ISSN 0236-6290

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Abstract

Pulmonary angiostrongylosis was diagnosed by the Baermann method and larval identification from faecal and bronchoalveolar lavage samples in a five-month- old male mongrel dog with dyspnoea and cough. Arterial blood gas analysis indicated arterial hypoxaemia and restrictive pneumopathy. In addition to the palliative treatment, fenbendazole was administered (50 mg/kg/24 h per os) for 14 days. The respiratory signs subsided within a short time clinically, but serial arterial blood gas analysis demonstrated an ongoing ventilation disorder. Repeated haematology, thoracic radiography, bronchoscopy and blood gas analysis were performed to follow the course of the disease. The most severe eosinophilia was detected after the beginning of the anthelmintic therapy, and the arterial pO<sub>2</sub> level was permanently low. Arterial blood gas analysis provided the most adequate information about the course of the pneumopathy and it greatly facilitated the patient’s medical management.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SV Veterinary science / állatorvostudomány
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 11:42
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 11:42
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/36075

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