Cerebrospinal 11 uid physical, cylologycal and biochemical evaluation from clinically normal and distemper encephalitis affected dogs

Authors

  • Mary Marcondes Feitosa Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Araçatuba, SP
  • Francisco Lyedson Formiga Feitosa Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Araçatuba, SP
  • Aguemi Kohayagawa Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • Paulo Roberto Curi Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP
  • Suely Regina Kato Mogami Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Botucatu, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v34i3p147-151

Keywords:

Cerebrospinal fluid, Distemper, Nervous system, Dogs

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid samples were obtained from 20 normal dogs (from 6 to 48 months old) and 20 dogs affected by canine distemper encephalitis, in order to make a physical, cytologycal and biochemical evaluation of it. Physical, cytologycal and biochemical evaluation of the cerebrospinal fluid from normal dogs presented the following results: specif gravity: 1,007+ 1,83, pH: 8,30 + 0,34, total red cell count: 6,65 + 5,27/pl, total white cell count: 2,85+ 1,63/pl and total protein content: 38,70+15,49 mg/dl. Physical, cytologycal and biochemical evaluation of the cerebrospinal fluid from dogs with distemper encephalitis" presented the following results: specific gravity: 1,010± 1,50, pH: 8,35+ 0,46, total red cell count: 8,55+ 1 6,48/pl, total white cell count: 99,05 ± 106,93/pl and total protein content: 219,03 + 81,08 mg/dl. Cerebrospinal fluid was clear and clorless in all
samples from normal dogs, and in almost all dogs with distemper encephalitis, some of the samples were xanthochromic or turbid. Pandy’s resction was negative in all samples from normal dogs and positive, ranging from ++ to +++, in dogs affected by distemper encephalitis. Differential cell count from dogs affected by distemper revealed a predominance of lymphocytes (67 - 97%) in all samples. 2 - 20% of monocytes and 2 - 24% of plasma cells. In some samples, macrophages, neutrophils and ependymal cells were also seen. There was a positive correlation between the number of plasma cells, total protein content and
presence of globulins in cerebrospinal fluid samples of dogs affected by distemper encephalitis.

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Published

1997-06-01

How to Cite

Feitosa, M. M., Feitosa, F. L. F., Kohayagawa, A., Curi, P. R., & Mogami, S. R. K. (1997). Cerebrospinal 11 uid physical, cylologycal and biochemical evaluation from clinically normal and distemper encephalitis affected dogs. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 34(3), 147-151. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v34i3p147-151

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ANIMAL PATHOLOGY

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