Chronische disseminierte intravasale Gerinnung bei einem Hund mit Lungenwurmbefall

Translated title of the contribution: Chronic disseminated intravascular coagulopathy in a dog with lung worm infection

S Schmitz, Andreas Moritz

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Abstract

The clinical and laboratory findings in a 1-year-old male Jack Russel Terrier dog with lung worm induced coagulopathy are described. The diagnosis was based upon history, clinical findings, radiography, endoscopy, cytology and laboratory results. The presenting complaint was chronic cough. Radiographically, a diffuse interstitial to bronchial lung pattern was observed. Blood analysis revealed thrombocytopaenia and prolonged coagulation times. Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) was diagnosed based on D-dimer and fibrinogen measurements, and by thrombelastogram results. After stabilisation of the patient, bronchoscopy with a bronchoalveolar lavage was performed, where large amounts of lung worm larvae were found cytologically. After treatment with fresh frozen plasma and fenbendazole, coagulation parameters improved and the cough resolved.

Translated title of the contributionChronic disseminated intravascular coagulopathy in a dog with lung worm infection
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)281-6
Number of pages6
JournalSchweizer archiv fur tierheilkunde
Volume151
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Antinematodal Agents
  • Blood Coagulation
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • Dog Diseases
  • Dogs
  • Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products
  • Lung Diseases, Parasitic
  • Male
  • Nematode Infections
  • Treatment Outcome

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