Association between polyarthritis and thrombocytopenia and increased prevalence of vectorborne pathogens in Californian dogs

Janet E Foley, N. Drazenovich, C. M. Leutenegger, Bruno B Chomel

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Abstract

In summary, a minimum estimate of 20 per cent of dogs with thrombocytopenia or polyarthritis in a population from California had evidence of exposure to tickborne diseases. The data presented in this study should assist clinicians considering vectorborne diseases as a differential diagnosis of canine health problems, and, in general, should help to broaden knowledge of the scope of sequelae of infection with B burgdorferi, A phagocytophilum, R rickettsii and B vinsonii berkhoffii. Because these diseases may produce severe clinical manifestations, ongoing evaluations are warranted, particularly in dogs in known enzootic regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume160
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 3 2007

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  • veterinary(all)

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