Title[Leptospirosis with necro-haemorrhagic cholecystitis in a Boxer puppy].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSteil, D, Quandt, A, Mayer-Scholl, A, Sie, JM, Löhr, CV, Teifke, JP
JournalTierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere
Date Published2014
KeywordsAnimals, Cholecystectomy, Cholecystitis, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Female, Gallbladder, Leptospirosis

A Boxer puppy from the island of Rügen, which was properly vaccinated according to its age, was presented with acute gastrointestinal symptoms. The presumptive diagnosis of leptospirosis with acute renal failure, hepatic damage, and jaundice was confirmed by seroconversion (increased titre to 1 : 800 in a non-vaccine serogroup 4 weeks after disease onset). Cholecystitis was diagnosed based on clinical symptoms and sonographic results. After an initial improvement, the puppy's condition deteriorated and cholecystectomy was performed. Histopathological diagnosis indicated a haemorrhagic necrotizing cholecystitis.

Alternate JournalTierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere
PubMed ID25423604