Leptospirosis, a reemerging zoonosis, is an important cause of vasculitis, renal, and hepatic disease and should be a potential diagnosis for dogs presenting with hemorrhagic, uremic, or icteric symptoms, particularly in endemic areas. It is a serious disease in dogs with a reported case-fatality rate of 10 - 20 %. A case will be presented of a dog infected with serovar grippotyphosa that had fulminant liver failure. An overview of the etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of canine leptospirosis will also be covered.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2003 C97
Senior seminar (D.V.M.) -- Cornell University, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 15).
Advisor/Clinician: Tristan Weinkle, DVM
Dogs -- Infections -- Case studies