Plumbism in a poodle
Cinnamon is a nine-year-old female spayed toy poodle. She presented to the emergency service at Cornell with a chief complaint of seizures. Cinnamon had had a cluster of seizures including behavior such as convulsions, screaming, and attempts to bite. The seizures lasted for less than a minute each and Cinnamon had no prior history of seizure activity. On presentation, Cinnamon was notably obtunded. She was admitted to the intensive care unit and stabilized. A neurologic examination suggested a prosencephalic lesion with no lateralizing signs. Over the next few days she continued to improve and a diagnosis of Plumbism (lead toxicosis) was obtained. She began chelation therapy at Cornell and made an amazing recovery. The diagnosis and treatment of Plumbism will be discussed.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2003 S39
Senior seminar (D.V.M.) -- Cornell University, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 12).
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