Treatment of strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a dog

Eunjung Lee, Kyoungwon Seo, Kunho Song

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Abstract

A 10-year-old spayed female beagle referred to the Veterinary Teach-ing Hospital of Chungnam National University presented with acute diarrhea, depression, anorexia, and emaciation. The laboratory findings of the dog showed leukocytosis, high C-reactive protein, and low albumin levels. Fecal examinations revealed severe infection with Strongyloides (S.) stercoralis, with a high fecal score (6/7). Consequently, the dog was diagnosed with hyperinfection of S. stercoralis, and thus, was treated with fenbendazole and ivermectin after discontinuation of prednisolone treatment. The dog showed negative on the Fecal Dx® Antigen Panel (IDEXX Laboratories Inc., Westbrook, ME, USA) after treatment, and clinical signs disappeared with normal stool consistency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dog
  • Hyperinfection
  • Ivermectin
  • Prednisolone
  • Strongyloides stercoralis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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