Necrotising encephalitis in a French bulldog

Authors

  • D. Timmann,

    1. Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Animal Neurology, *Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Radiology and †Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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  • M. Konar,

    1. Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Animal Neurology, *Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Radiology and †Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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  • J. Howard,

    1. Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Animal Neurology, *Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Radiology and †Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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  • M. Vandevelde

    1. Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Animal Neurology, *Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Radiology and †Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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Abstract

A 20-month-old, female French bulldog was presented with a three-month history of generalised seizures and progressive ataxia with occasional falling over on either side. Neurological examination revealed signs, suggesting a multifocal intracranial lesion. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed two connected lesions on the left side of the caudal brainstem and a further lesion in the cerebrum. The dog was euthanased, and histopathological examination revealed lesions which closely resembled those of necrotising encephalitis in Yorkshire terriers. This is the first case describing this type of necrotising encephalitis in a French bulldog.

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