Necrotising fasciitis, a potential threat following conservative treatment of a leucopenic cat: a case report

https://doi.org/10.17221/8422-VETMEDCitation:Plavec T., Zdovc I., Juntes P., Svara T., Ambrozic-Avgustin I., Suhadolc-Scholten S. (2015): Necrotising fasciitis, a potential threat following conservative treatment of a leucopenic cat: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 60: 460-467.
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An eight-month-old, not vaccinated, intact male domestic shorthair cat from a multi-cat household was presented at the clinic because of fever, inappetence and listlessness. Although leucopenic, it was first treated with antibiotics and subcutaneous fluid administration. After several days of hospitalisation with only symptomatic treatment, it developed a vast area of skin necrosis and was consequently euthanised. Necropsy was performed revealing morphological lesions consistent with necrotising fasciitis (NF). Three multidrug resistant bacteria were isolated from the tissue.
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