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Intracerebral haemorrhage in a dog with steroid-responsive meningitis arteritis
  1. Josep Brocal,
  2. Roberto José López,
  3. Gawain Hammond and
  4. Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana
  1. School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana, School of Veterinary Medicine College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences University of Glasgow Garscube Campus Bearsden Road Glasgow, G61 1QH, UK; Rodrigo.GutierrezQuintana{at}glasgow.ac.uk

Abstract

A one-year and six-month-old female neutered Boxer dog was presented with a four-day history of pyrexia, lethargy and neck pain. An intracerebral haemorrhage and a mediastinal mass were identified. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed severe neutrophilic pleocytosis, and steroid-responsive meningitis arteritis (SRMA) was suspected. A significant improvement was observed with immunosuppressive steroid therapy and subsequent imaging revealed a reduction in size of the intracerebral haemorrhage and disappearance of the mediastinal mass. SRMA is a systemic disease with potential involvement of multiple organs. Intracerebral haemorrhage can occur secondary to SRMA and can have a successful outcome.

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  • Received January 25, 2017.
  • Revision received March 9, 2017.
  • Accepted March 22, 2017.
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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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