Necrotizing meningoencephalitis in five Chihuahua dogs.

  title={Necrotizing meningoencephalitis in five Chihuahua dogs.},
  author={Robert J. Higgins and Peter J. C. Dickinson and Stephanie A. Kube and Peter Francis Moore and Suzana S. Couto and Karen M. Vernau and Beverly K. Sturges and Richard A Lecouteur},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  volume={45 3},
An acute to chronic idiopathic necrotizing meningoencephalitis was diagnosed in 5 Chihuahua dogs aged between 1.5 and 10 years. Presenting neurologic signs included seizures, blindness, mentation changes, and postural deficits occurring from 5 days to 5.5 months prior to presentation. Cerebrospinal fluid analyses from 2 of 3 dogs sampled were consistent with an inflammatory disease. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain of 2 dogs demonstrated multifocal loss or collapse of cortical gray/white… CONTINUE READING
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