Orchitis in two dogs with rocky mountain spotted fever

Christopher P. Ober, Kathy Spaulding, Edward B. Breitschwerdt, David E. Malarkey, Barbara C. Hegarty

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Two dogs with testicular swelling were sonographically diagnosed with orchitis and were subsequently diagnosed with Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Use of both gray scale and color Doppler sonography allowed for differentiation of orchitis from neoplasia and torsion. While only experimentally induced RMSF is reported to cause orchitis in dogs, it should be considered in any dog with vascular insult to the testes, especially when other signs of systemic illness are involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-465
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2004


  • Orchitis
  • Rickettsia
  • Testicle
  • Ultrasound


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