Cerebrospinal Fluid Findings in Six Dogs with Neurological Disease

Cecilia Gabriella DANCIU, Ciprian Andrei OBER, Cosmin PEȘTEAN, Marian TAULESCU, Cristina ȘTEFĂNUȚ, Octavia TAMAS-KRUMPE, Liviu OANA, Laurenț OGNEAN


The aim of the study was to emphasize the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings in dogs with neurological pathology and to support the clinical relevance of the CSF analysis in patients with neurological diseases. A total of six dogs with pleocytosis, from different breeds were included in this study. Cisternal tap was processed and CSF workup was done in all six. Elevated cell count, increased protein level and cytological findings like lymphocytic, monocytic and mixed pleocytosis were also observed. CSF cytological findings were consistent with inflammatory disorders. CSF analysis is a safe diagnostic tool for detecting central nervous system inflammation in our study, still not confirmatory based solely for definitive diagnosis.


cerebrospinal fluid; cytology; dogs; neurology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:2018.0051

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