Successful Management of Eosinophilic Bronchopneumopathy in a Dog

Sol Kim, Kyoungwon Seo, Kunho Song

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Abstract

A dog was presented with a cough, dyspnea, nasal discharge, gagging, and exercise intolerance. The dog showed leukocytosis, peripheral eosinophilia, and an increase C-reactive protein. The radiographic findings noted bronchointerstitial infiltration, intrathoracic lymphadenopathy, and soft tissue opacity mass. Computed tomography findings showed thickening of the bronchus and bronchiole. Also, peri-bronchial consolidation and generalized intrathoracic lymphadenopathy was present. On blind bronchoalveolar lavage and pulmonary cytology, there were significantly increased eosinophils. Canine pulmonary respiratory pathogens from a real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis was negative. Consequently, the dog was diagnosed with eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy. Clinical signs improved significantly within a few days after treatment with an oral corticosteroid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Corticosteroid
  • Dog
  • Eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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