Meningoencephalitis defines a pathological inflammation of the brain parenchyma and meninges classically dichotomised into infectious and non-infectious meningoencephalitides. Pyogranulomatous meningoencephalitides have been sporadically reported in the veterinary literature associated with various infectious agents (Mycobacteria species, Cladophialophora bantiana or Actinomyces species). The following outlines a case of pyogranulomatous meningoencephalitides suspected secondary to Aureimonas altamirensis infection. To the authors' knowledge, this is only the second report of A. altamirensis resulting in clinical disease in a dog.
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Contributors SK: collection of data, drafting of manuscripts, literature review and final review of draft for submission.GR: primary clinician, collection and interpretation of clinical data, review and authorship of drafts and final review. FXL: supervising clinician, collection and interpretation of data including diagnostic imaging findings, review and contribution to drafts and final review. TAC: laboratory tests including bacterial isolation, authorship and contribution to drafts and final review prior to submission. MD: performed histopathological analysis (interpretation of data), contributed to drafting, authorship and review of final draft. Contribution of images for publication.
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