Case Report

Tongue and tail necrosis in an atypical case of acute steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis in a dog

Authors
  • S. A. E. Van Meervenne
  • J. Declercq
  • A. Tipold
  • K. Chiers
  • I. Van Soens
  • B. Van Goethem
  • L. M. L. Van Ham

Abstract

Acute steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) is a common neurological disorder in young dogs. Typical clinical symptoms of the acute form of SRMA are neck pain, depression and fever. This case report describes a 1.5-year-old Pointer with uncommon neurological deficits (unilateral multiple cranial nerve deficits and Horner’s syndrome) and an exceptional necrosis of the tongue. This was believed to be part of the systemic vasculitis accompanying SRMA. The patient also developed tail necrosis and iatrogenic calcinosis cutis, which complicated further treatment of the dog.

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Van Meervenne, S. & Declercq, J. & Tipold, A. & Chiers, K. & Van Soens, I. & Van Goethem, B. & Van Ham, L., (2012) “Tongue and tail necrosis in an atypical case of acute steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis in a dog”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 81(2), 93-97. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v81i2.18365

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Published on
26 Apr 2012
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