Kanine peritoneale larvale Zestodose durch Mesocestoides spp

Translated title of the contribution: Canine peritoneal larval cestodosis caused by Mesocestoides spp. larval stages

Thomas C Häußler, Christine Peppler, S Schmitz, Christian Bauer, J Hirzmann, Martin Kramer

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In a female dog with unspecific clinical symptoms, sonography detected a hyperechoic mass in the middle abdomen and blood analysis a middle grade systemic inflammatory reaction. Laparotomy revealed a peritoneal larval cestodosis (PLC). The diagnosis of an infection with tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides spp. was confirmed by parasitological examination and molecularbiological analysis. Reduction of the intra-abdominal parasitic load as well as a high dose administration of fenbendazole over 3 months led to a successful treatment which could be documented sonographically and by decreased concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP). Seven months after discontinuation of fenbendazole administration, PLC recurred, pre-empted by an elevation of serum CRP values. According to the literature a life-long fenbendazole treatment was initiated. In cases of unclear chronic granulomatous inflammations in the abdominal cavity in dogs, PLC should be considered. CRP concentration and sonographic examinations are suitable to control for treatment success and a possibly occurring relapse.

Translated title of the contributionCanine peritoneal larval cestodosis caused by Mesocestoides spp. larval stages
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)123-128
JournalTierärztliche Praxis Ausgabe K: Kleintiere / Heimtiere
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2016


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