Abdominal compartment syndrome in a dog with babesiosis
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2007
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 184–190, June 2007
How to Cite
Joubert, K. E., Oglesby, P. A., Downie, J. and Serfontein, T. (2007), Abdominal compartment syndrome in a dog with babesiosis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 17: 184–190. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-4431.2006.00219.x
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2007
- abdominal hypertension;
- Babesia canis;
Objective: To describe a case of abdominal compartment syndrome in a dog with babesiosis.
Case summary: A 9-year-old female Bull Terrier presented with complicated babesiosis. Additional findings including respiratory distress, abdominal distension, and a decrease in urine output associated with an elevated abdominal pressure (23.5–25 cmH2O) led to a further diagnosis of abdominal compartment syndrome. This case report describes the clinical course of both conditions through resolution.
New information provided: Abdominal compartment syndrome is not well described in the veterinary literature, but clinicians should be aware of this potential complication in critically ill patients. The pathophysiology and veterinary literature of abdominal compartment syndrome are reviewed.