Journal of Animal Clinical Medicine
Online ISSN : 1881-1574
Print ISSN : 1344-6991
ISSN-L : 1344-6991
Case Report
Intractable Cystitis Infected with Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella Pneumoniae in a Dog
Eriko SHIMADATadashi MIYAMOTOYui KIMURAMai KAKUMOTOShingo HATOYA
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2013 Volume 22 Issue 1 Pages 21-25

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Extended-spectrum β-lactamase(ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacterium newly resistant to many kinds of β-lactams, has caused serious problems in humans, but no canine data on ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae are available in Japan. A ten-year-old, castrated Shih Tzu was suffering from intractable cystitis infected with ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae after removal of urinary bladder stones. Administration of doxycycline, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, trimethoprim- sulfamethoxazole, or amikacin was not very effective, but oral administration of faropenem, a penem antibiotic, was effective. The dog made a complete recovery. We need to take precautions against the future prevalence of ESBL-producing bacteria in hospitals.

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