Hemorrhagic cystitis caused by extraintestinal pathogenic escherichia coli in a dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

Agustina Troncellito, Karina C. Fresneda, Janet D. Moore, Chitrita Debroy, Carolina Escobar, Francisco R Carvallo Chaigneau

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Escherichia coli strains that are able to colonize outside of the gastrointestinal tract are classified as extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExpEC). A 6.5 female German shepherd dog with history of fever and hematuria was submitted for necropsy. Extensive transmural hemorrhagic cystitis with necrotizing vasculitis was identified in the urinary bladder. Multifocal thrombosis and intralesional bacteria were seen in the kidneys, liver, spleen and brain. E. coli O88:H4 was isolated in pure culture from the urinary bladder and other organs. This strain carried the virulence genes cnf-1, sfa, fim, hlyD and PapGIII which are associated with ExpEC strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalBrazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ExpEC
  • Septicemia
  • Urinary infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary (miscalleneous)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Hemorrhagic cystitis caused by extraintestinal pathogenic escherichia coli in a dog (Canis lupus familiaris)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this