Acute hepatozoonosis in dogs: a case report

Acute hepatozoonosis in dogs: a case report Two male dogs aged between 2 and 3 months belonging to German Shepherd and non descript breed were brought to Outpatient unit of Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College, Bidar with history of anorexia, weakness and going down in body condition since 15 days. Clinical examination revealed fever, enlargement of popliteal and submandibular lymph nodes, pale mucous membranes and cachectic body condition in both the cases. Haemato-biochemical examination revealed anemia, leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, hypoalbuminemia and elevated levels of blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and alanine amino transferase. On blood smear examination, gamonts of Hepatozoon canis organisms were noticed in neutrophils. Based on these observations a diagnosis of hepatozoonosis was made. Cases were treated with Doxycycline @ 10 mg/kg, PO and uneventful recovery was noticed after 21 days of treatment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Parasitic Diseases Springer Journals
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Publisher
Springer India
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Indian Society for Parasitology
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Infectious Diseases; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0971-7196
eISSN
0975-0703
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12639-017-0882-x
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Abstract

Two male dogs aged between 2 and 3 months belonging to German Shepherd and non descript breed were brought to Outpatient unit of Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College, Bidar with history of anorexia, weakness and going down in body condition since 15 days. Clinical examination revealed fever, enlargement of popliteal and submandibular lymph nodes, pale mucous membranes and cachectic body condition in both the cases. Haemato-biochemical examination revealed anemia, leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, hypoalbuminemia and elevated levels of blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and alanine amino transferase. On blood smear examination, gamonts of Hepatozoon canis organisms were noticed in neutrophils. Based on these observations a diagnosis of hepatozoonosis was made. Cases were treated with Doxycycline @ 10 mg/kg, PO and uneventful recovery was noticed after 21 days of treatment.

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Journal of Parasitic DiseasesSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 27, 2017

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