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Abscesses

  • Result of trauma/wounds/foreign bodies
  • common in male cats
    • Pasteurella
  • Establish drainage
  • Systemic AB (e.g., Clavamox)

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Persistent pyo/staph infection

comes back after two weeks

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Recurrent staphy/pyo

comes back after 2 months

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Recurrent staph pyo

  • recurrent vs persistent
  • inappropriate therapy
  • look for underlying cause

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underlying cause of recurrent staph/pyo

  • Demodex
  • Dermatophyte
  • Atopy
  • Endocrine/metabolic
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Physical causes

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Juvenile Pyoderma (Canine Juvenile Cellulitis) is not really....

 

not really an infection

*aka puppy strangles

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Juvenile pyo

CS

  • Typically young puppies (sometimes young adults also)
  • Edema: face, lips, pinna
  • Pustules
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Fever 
  • Depression

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Top DDX for puppy with swollen face, swollen lymph nodes

  1. Puppy strangles TX: steroids
  2. Demodex TX: do not give steroids

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about puppy strangles

  1. Idiopathic disease
  2. Not a real infection
  3. Immune-mediated response
  4. rule out demodex

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Puppy strangles TX

  • Glucocorticoids at high doses
    • prednisone 2-2.2 mg/kg for 7-10 days
    • taper over 3 weeks
    • relapses are possible
  • Common to use AB to cover for secondary infections