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Acute bronchopneumonia associated with Mycobacterium fortuitum infection in a dog

Irwin, P.J., Whithear, K., Lavelle, R.B. and Parry, B.W. (2000) Acute bronchopneumonia associated with Mycobacterium fortuitum infection in a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal, 78 (4). pp. 254-257.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.2000.tb11748...
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Abstract

Mycobacterium fortuitum was isolated in a sample of bronchial fluid collected by transtracheal aspiration from a 1-year-old Corgi dog with a productive cough of 10 days' duration and with radiographic and cytological features of acute suppurative bronchopneumonia. The dog responded favourably to intravenous gentamicin and cephalexin for three days and a six week course of oral ciprofloxacin. Saprophytic mycobacterial pneumonia should be considered in cases of severe pulmonary consolidation in young dogs.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16412
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