OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of myocarditis associated with naturally occurring canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2).
CASE SUMMARY: A 5-week-old male intact Dachshund dog presented for acute respiratory distress. Limited diagnostic tests prior to the dog experiencing cardiopulmonary arrest included a lateral thoracic radiograph, which indicated cardiomegaly and diffuse unstructured pulmonary infiltrate. Necropsy was performed and results identified a lymphoplasmacytic myocarditis with positive CPV-2 immunohistochemistry within the myocardium.
UNIQUE INFORMATION PROVIDED: This report describes the natural occurrence of CPV-2-associated myocarditis. In addition to highlighting this rare form of canine parvovirus, cardiomyopathy in survivors of the acute viral myocarditis phase is reviewed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2015|
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