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Lung Abscess Dog And Granuloma Dog:Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms

Dog Medicine
Pulmonary abscess or granuloma formation is primary to Nocardial actinomycosis. "It is also caused by pulmonary tuberculosis and fungal infections, sometimes secondary to bronchopneumonia, bronchiectasis, or bronchial foreign bodies. At present, there are indications that lymphomatoid granulomatosis is a low-grade lymphoma."

Causes of Lung Abscess Dog And Granuloma Dog

Lymphomatoid granulomatosis can further develop into a lymphomatoid inflammatory process.

Lung Abscess Dog And Granuloma Dog Symptoms

The dogs showed symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, nausea, dyspnea, anorexia and vomiting.

Diagnostic Criteria For Lung Abscess Dog And Granuloma Dog

X-ray examination

There were solitary or clustered nodules, occasionally with cavitation of nodules. Large nodules may cause lobar consolidation, marked enlargement of tracheal and bronchial lymph nodes, and the disease is often accompanied by hypertrophic pulmonary osteopathy and diaphysial growth of new bone and lengthening bone in the periosteum, especially at the ends of the limbs.

Bronchoscopy with biopsy or bronchoalveolar lavage may help to determine the cause of the abscess/granuloma, or transthoracic fine-needle aspiration for diagnosis.

Lung Abscess Dog And Granuloma Dog Treatment

According to the results of bacterial culture and sensitivity test, prolonging the use of antibiotics is helpful in the treatment of this disease. New oral imidazole and triazole compounds are available for the treatment of fungal granulomas. Some dogs with lymphomatoid granulomatosis respond well to combination chemotherapy for the treatment of lymphoma. Surgical resection, partial or total lobectomy may be performed for solitary abscesses or granulomas.
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