Hexachlorophene toxicosis in a litter of Doberman pinschers.

Robert H Poppenga, A. L. Trapp, W. E. Braselton, C. G. Louden, J. M. Gumbs, J. B. Dalley

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A litter of 5-week-old Doberman Pinschers with pustular dermatitis was treated dermally with a hexachlorophene-containing emulsion. Shortly after a second treatment, all of the puppies developed neurologic signs consisting of muscle tremors, ataxia, and apparent muscle weakness. The clinical history and signs, histologic lesions within the central nervous system, and measurement of hexachlorophene in liver and kidney tissue confirmed a diagnosis of hexachlorophene toxicosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)


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