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Cerebral listeriosis in a she-camel at Qassim Region, Central Saudi Arabia - a case report

Abdul A. Al-Swailem ; King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Musaad A. Al-Dubaib ; College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Ghanim Al-Ghamdi ; College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Essam Al-Yamani ; King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Abdul M. Al-Naeem ; College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Abdulaziz Al-Mejali ; College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Maher Shehata ; King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Mahmoud E. Hashad ; College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Dia El-Lithy Aboelhassan ; College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Osama M. Mahmoud ; College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia


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str. 539-547

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A she-camel of about 6 years of age with neurological signs was admitted to the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Qassim, central Saudi Arabia, for diagnosis and treatment. Clinical examination showed lack of coordination of movements, Parkinson’s-like tremors of the head and lower lip paralysis. No parasite was detected in the stained blood smear, and except for leukocytosis and monocytosis, the result of the complete blood count (CBC) was normal. The results of the liver and kidney function tests were normal. The animal was infused with 4 units of 5% dextrose saline and injected with vitamin B1 and selenium preparations for the nervous manifestations. However, its health deteriorated rapidly and it was on lateral recumbency by the second day of admission. It died after one more day and was necropsied to investigate the cause of death. Postmortem examination showed slight congestion of the liver and the kidneys. The heart, meninges and the brain were congested and haemorrhagic. Histopathological examination showed acute lymphocytic
meningeoencephalomyelitis in the medulla oblongata and spinal cord. Micro-abscesses containing neutrophils were seen in the medulla oblongata. Colonies of Listeria monocytogenes were obtained when the brain tissue was cultured in a cold environment. Smears made from the colonies showed Gram positive cocco-bacilli. Listeria monocytogenes was confirmed by PCR on DNA extracted from brain tissue.

Ključne riječi

listeriosis; camel; Qassim; Saudi Arabia; encephalitis

Hrčak ID:

58468

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/58468

Datum izdavanja:

28.7.2010.

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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