Presented in part at the 17th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee, September 2011.
Presumptive central nervous system cuterebriasis and concurrent protein-losing nephropathy in a dog
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2013
© Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society 2013
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 335–339, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Thawley, V. J., Suran, J. N. and Boller, E. M. (2013), Presumptive central nervous system cuterebriasis and concurrent protein-losing nephropathy in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 23: 335–339. doi: 10.1111/vec.12014
The authors declare no conflict of interests.
- Issue published online: 4 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 25 NOV 2011
- aberrant larval migration;
- cuterebra infestation;
To describe the clinical course and successful management of a dog suspected to have central nervous system (CNS) Cuterebra larval migration and concurrent protein-losing nephropathy (PLN).
A 1-year-old castrated male mixed breed dog was diagnosed with presumptive CNS cuterebriasis based on history, progressively deteriorating mentation, seizures, and magnetic resonance images showing a tubular lesion consistent with a migrating Cuterebra tract. Additionally, serum biochemistry and urine analyses revealed the development of a severe PLN. Surgical removal of the Cuterebra was attempted unsuccessfully, and subsequently, the dog was treated with ivermectin, antihistamines, anticonvulsants, and a tapering dose of glucocorticoids. Over several weeks the dog's neurologic status improved and the PLN resolved completely.
New or Unique Information Provided
This case describes successful management of presumptive CNS cuterebriasis in a dog. It is also, to our knowledge, the first report of PLN associated with cuterebriasis in the veterinary literature.