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CT findings in Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five dogs

Schiborra, F; Scudder, C J; Littler, R M; Lamb, C R; McConnell, J F; Maddox, T W


F Schiborra

C J Scudder

R M Littler

C R Lamb

J F McConnell

T W Maddox


Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is a rare disease in dogs. It is primarily reported in cavalier King Charles spaniels and miniature dachshunds with suspected underlying immunodeficiency. This case series reports the findings in five dogs (four cavalier King Charles spaniels and one Bedlington terrier) with confirmed P. carinii pneumonia. Thoracic (CT) revealed ground glass opacity of the pulmonary parenchyma with a diffuse or multifocal distribution. The severity of this pattern was variable. Less consistent imaging findings included parenchymal bands, bronchial dilation and signs consistent with pulmonary hypertension. Four dogs recovered well with treatment and there was resolution of CT abnormalities in all dogs with follow-up.


Schiborra, F., Scudder, C. J., Littler, R. M., Lamb, C. R., McConnell, J. F., & Maddox, T. W. (2018). CT findings in Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 59(8), 508-513.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 8, 2017
Publication Date Mar 25, 2018
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2018
Print ISSN 0022-4510
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 59
Issue 8
Pages 508-513
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