Successful EDTA-Tris treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of urinary bladder secondary to urolithiasis in a dog

  • Lee, Sang-Gwan (Joeun Animal Hospital) ;
  • Hoh, Woo-Pil (Joeun Animal Hospital) ;
  • Eom, Ki-Dong (College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Keun-Woo (College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Oh, Tae-Ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • Accepted : 2006.01.27
  • Published : 2006.03.29

Abstract

About 8 year-old castrated male Yorkshire terrier was presented for evaluation of dysuria, stranguria, hemtauria, and pollakiuria. On history taking, dysuria first was observed three months ago and these signs were waxed and waned. Physical examination revealed mild left perineal swelling. On routine laboratory examination, no significant findings were identified. Positive contrast urogram identified peritoneal herniation of urinary bladder. Urinalysis showed proteinuria and hematuria. Urine sediment revealed epithelial cells, white blood cells and rod-shaped bacteria. Pseudomonas aeroginosa was isolated from urine obtained through cystocentesis, and had resistance against fourteen antibiotics. Cystitis caused by P. aeruginosa concurrent with cystolithiasis and perineal hernia was diagnosed. Cystotomy, herniorrhaphy and EDTA-Tris solution lavage of bladder were performed. The patient was recovered to normal condition 2 days after treatment. Two weeks later, bacterial culture of urine was negative and any abnormality in ultrasonogram and urinalysis was not observed except calcium oxalate dihydrate crystals.

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