SONOGRAPHIC RENAL FINDINGS IN 20 DOGS WITH LEPTOSPIROSIS
Article first published online: 23 MAY 2005
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 337–340, July 1998
How to Cite
Forrest, L. J., O'Brien, R. T., Tremeling, M. S., Steinberg, H., Cooley, A. J. and Kerlin, R. L. (1998), SONOGRAPHIC RENAL FINDINGS IN 20 DOGS WITH LEPTOSPIROSIS. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 39: 337–340. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.1998.tb01617.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 23 MAY 2005
- Received April 11, 1997; accepted for publication July 8, 1997.
- renal disease
Abdominal ultrasound examinations of 20 dogs with confirmed leptospirosis were reviewed retrospectively for renal abnormalities. Three dogs had a normal ultrasound examination. The remaining 17 dogs had sonographic abnormalities of the kidneys. These abnormalities, seen either alone or in combination, included renalmegaly (n=10), pyelectasia (n=9), increased cortical echogenicity (n=15), perinephric effusion (n=5), and a medullary band of increased echogenicity (n=6). At our institution, the medullary band of increased echogencity has only been seen in dogs with leptospirosis and may therefore be a specific sonographic sign for this disease.