Urinary tract infection by atypical uropathogens in dogs

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Atypical pathogens
Urinary tract infection

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Zambarbieri, J., Grilli, G., Vitiello, T., & Scarpa, P. (2021). Urinary tract infection by atypical uropathogens in dogs. Veterinaria Italiana, 57(1), 89–92. https://doi.org/10.12834/VetIt.2110.12149.1


Bacterial urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common condition affecting dogs. Urine culture and antimicrobial susceptibility test, associated with the identification of underlying cause, are of primary importance in order to select a correct treatment, especially in presence of comorbidities. Two cases of immunecompromised dogs affected by urinary tract infection (UTI) have been described: the first, probably immunosuppressed due to old age, was in poor body condition, with severe odontolithiasis and periodontitis; the second was affected by chronic kidney disease in advanced stage. Urine cultures isolated two rare and atypical pathogens, Moellerella wisconsensis and Brevundimonas vesicularis, both showing sensitivity versus floroquinolones which were selected for the treatment. After a 4 weeks treatment, a second culture demonstrated the resolution of infection in both cases, in absence of clinical signs.To date neither of the two bacteria have been reported as cause of UTI in dog.




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