Intracerebral haemorrhage in a dog with steroid-responsive meningitis arteritis

Brocal, J., José López, R. , Hammond, G. and Gutierrez-Quintana, R. (2017) Intracerebral haemorrhage in a dog with steroid-responsive meningitis arteritis. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 5(1), e000436. (doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2017-000436)

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A one-year and six-month-old female neutered Boxer dog was presented with a four-day history of pyrexia, lethargy and neck pain. An intracerebral haemorrhage and a mediastinal mass were identified. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed severe neutrophilic pleocytosis, and steroid-responsive meningitis arteritis (SRMA) was suspected. A significant improvement was observed with immunosuppressive steroid therapy and subsequent imaging revealed a reduction in size of the intracerebral haemorrhage and disappearance of the mediastinal mass. SRMA is a systemic disease with potential involvement of multiple organs. Intracerebral haemorrhage can occur secondary to SRMA and can have a successful outcome.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brocal de la Corte, Jose Maria and Gutierrez Quintana, Mr Rodrigo and Jose-Lopez, Mr Roberto and Hammond, Dr Gawain
Authors: Brocal, J., José López, R., Hammond, G., and Gutierrez-Quintana, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record Case Reports
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
Published Online:05 May 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 BMJ Publishing Group
First Published:First published in Veterinary Record Case Reports 5(1):e000436
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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