Imaging diagnosis and minimally-invasive management of necrotizing fasciitis in a dog

Kelly Blacklock, M Pivetta, F Kussy, M Rossanese, F Stabile, R Dennis, A Holloway

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Necrotising fasciitis is a rapidly progressive, aggressive bacterial infection of the subcutis associated with significant morbidity and mortality in both man and domestic animals. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first veterinary report of magnetic resonance imaging findings in necrotising fasciitis, and the first reported case in a dog to be successfully treated with minimally invasive surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-7
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number4
Early online date24 Apr 2013
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Apr 2013


  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination/therapeutic use
  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Dog Diseases/diagnostic imaging
  • Dogs
  • Drainage/veterinary
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing/diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Radiography
  • Streptococcal Infections/microbiology
  • Streptococcus/classification


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