Correction added after online publication. 20 December 2012. Title has changed from Fatal fibrinosuppurative meningitis in a dog associated with Prevotella oralis meningitis.
Fatal Prevotella oralis meningitis
Article first published online: 28 NOV 2012
© 2012 British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Volume 54, Issue 3, pages 153–155, March 2013
How to Cite
Cahalan, S. D., Hick, G., Rossiter, A. and Callanan, J. J. (2013), Fatal Prevotella oralis meningitis. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 54: 153–155. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2012.01311.x
- Issue published online: 4 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 28 NOV 2012
- Accepted: 26-Sep-2012
Prevotella oralis, an obligate Gram-negative anaerobe, was detected as the cause of acute meningitis in a four-year-old cocker spaniel. Clinical signs included acute onset collapse and severe depression. Despite treatment, the animal died. A post-mortem examination was performed which revealed a fibrinosuppurative meningitis with no significant inflammation of the brain or spinal parenchyma. The aetiological diagnosis was confirmed by anaerobic bacterial culture. This report discusses the nature and extent of the lesions and possible routes of infection of the causative organism.