Pyothorax associated with a Mycoplasma sp and Arcanobacterium pyogenes in a kitten


GULBAHAR M., Gurturk K.

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.80, no.6, pp.344-345, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2002.tb14783.x
  • Title of Journal : AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.344-345

Abstract

Pyothorax associated with a Mycoplasma sp and Arcanobacterium pyogenes was diagnosed at necropsy in a 1-month-old female Van kitten. The pleural cavity contained approximately 50 mL of blood-tinged, reddish-brown, nonodourous fluid bilaterally. Gram positive coccobacilli were seen in the exudate from necrotic plaques on the pleurae. Mycoplasma sp and A pyogenes were isolated from a sample of the fluid in the pleural cavity. The concomitant presence of Mycoplasma sp and A pyogenes could be considered another variation on the polymicrobial nature of pyothorax and associated pleural lesions in cats.