Generalized Alopecia with Vasculitis-Like Changes in a Dog with Babesiosis

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Author(s)

    • TASAKI Yumi TASAKI Yumi
    • Laboratory of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, 1–21–24 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890–0065, Japan
    • MIURA Naoki MIURA Naoki
    • Laboratory of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, 1–21–24 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890–0065, Japan
    • IYORI Keita [他] IYORI Keita
    • Animal Medical Center and Laboratory of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 3–5–8 Saiwai-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo 183–8509, Japan
    • NISHIFUJI Koji
    • Animal Medical Center and Laboratory of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 3–5–8 Saiwai-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo 183–8509, Japan
    • ENDO Yasuyuki
    • Laboratory of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, 1–21–24 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890–0065, Japan
    • MOMOI Yasuyuki
    • Laboratory of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, 1–21–24 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890–0065, Japan

Abstract

A locally bred, 12-year-old, intact female Satsuma dog presented with generalized alopecia. Erythema, crusts and desquamation were observed primarily on the truck. Papules and erosions were present in the pinnae, and there were multiple areas of skin necrosis on the right forelimb. The cutaneous lesions had not responded to treatment with systemic antibiotics and prednisolone. The dog also had progressive anemia. <i>Babesia gibsoni</i> was detected in the blood, and the dog was treated with antiprotozoal agents. The skin lesions and anemia improved, but relapsed after the treatment was discontinued. Histopathological examination of skin biopsies revealed findings suggestive of early leukocytoclastic vasculitis or ischemic vasculopathy.

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 75(10), 1367-1369, 2013

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003362212
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10796138
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0916-7250
  • NDL Article ID
    024964014
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-350
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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