Long-term immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine plus prednisolone for necrotizing meningoencephalitis in a Pekingese dog.

The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science

PubMedID: 22214856

Jung DI, Kim JW, Park HM. Long-term immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine plus prednisolone for necrotizing meningoencephalitis in a Pekingese dog. J Vet Med Sci. 2012;74(6):765-9.
A 4-year-old intact female Pekingese dog was presented with ataxia and seizure episodes. Based on magnetic resonance imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis results, meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology was suspected. The present case survived for 1,096 days under cyclosporine plus prednisolone therapy and was definitively diagnosed with necrotizing meningoencephalitis. This report describes the clinical findings, serial magnetic resonance imaging characteristics and pathologic features of a necrotizing meningoencephalitis and long-term survival after cyclosporine with prednisolone therapy.