Necrotizing fasciitis caused bySerratia marcescens after tooth extraction in a Doberman Pinscher: a case report

https://doi.org/10.17221/1863-VETMEDCitation:Plavec T., Zdovc I., Juntes P., Svara T., Suhadolc Scholten S., Nemec A., Domanjko Petric A., Tozon N. (2008): Necrotizing fasciitis caused bySerratia marcescens after tooth extraction in a Doberman Pinscher: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 53: 629-635.
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: A 3-year-old Doberman Pinscher was referred to the Clinic for Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Faculty of Ljubljana for cardiologic examination due to lethargy, inappetence and lateral abdominal wall oedema. The dog had been treated at the primary veterinary practice for tooth granuloma two days before the presentation. During the course of the disease a presumptive diagnosis necrotizing fasciitis was ascertained and Serratia marcescens organism was isolated from the ventral body wall tissue, from the wound in the oral cavity and other organs in the body. Systemic signs developed concomitantly with the progression of the local disease. Due to grave prognosis the dog was euthanised. This is the first report of a necrotizing fasciitis in a dog caused by S. marcescens and also the first one suspected to occur after the dental procedure.
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