Diagnosis and treatment of pyogranulomatous panniculitis due to Mycobacterium smegmatis in cats

R. Malik, Geraldine B Hunt, S. E. Goldsmid, P. Martin, D. I. Wigney, D. N. Love

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Four cats with extensive pyogranulomatous panniculitis and dermatitis due to Mycobacterium smegmatis were evaluated over an eight‐month period. All were treated initially with doxycycline (50 mg per cat every eight to 12 hours) for several weeks, then subjected to radical surgical excision of infected tissues. Reconstructive surgery utilising advancement flaps was required to close wounds without undue tension. Postoperatively, the cats received parenteral gentamicin (2 mg/kg every eight hours) for three to five days, followed by orally administered ciprofloxacin (62.5 mg per cat every eight hours or 125 mg per cat every 12 hours) for three to six months. Infection was eradicated in all the cats, with no signs of recurrence 15 to 23 months after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-530
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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