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Title: Left ventricular outflow tract-right atrial communication (Gerbode Type Defect) associated with bacterial endocarditis in a dog
Authors: Ramírez, G. A. 
Espinosa de los Monteros y Zayas, Antonio 
Rodríguez Guisado, Francisco 
Weisbrode, S. E.
Jáber Mohamad, José Raduán 
Herráez Thomas, Pedro Manuel 
UNESCO Clasification: 310907 Patología
Keywords: Bordetella avium-like organisms
Dogs
Endocarditis
Gerbode defect
Heart
Intracardiac shunt
Left ventricular-right atrial communication
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: 0300-9858
Journal: Veterinary Pathology 
Abstract: Left ventricular (LV) outflow tract-right atrial (RA) communication associated with bacterial endocarditis is described in a 6-year-old intact male Great Pyrenees dog with a 4- to 5-day history of fever, lethargy, weight loss, severe regenerative anemia, and asplenia. Typical vegetative mural endocardial lesions were observed grossly. Histologic evaluation revealed small gram-negative coccobacilli that were consistent with Bordetella avium-like organisms. These bacteria were associated with severe endocardial inflammation characterized by neutrophilic infiltration, extensive necrosis of endocardium, and fibrin deposition. LV-RA shunt (Gerbode defect) is a rare cardiac defect in humans that can be either congenital or, more rarely, secondary to septic endocarditis, valve replacement procedures, or thoracic trauma. B. avium-like organisms causing septicemia and endocarditis in immunocompromised and asplenic human patients have been described. To our knowledge, no previous descriptions of Gerbode defect associated with bacterial endocarditis in domestic animals have been reported in veterinary literature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/43376
ISSN: 0300-9858
DOI: 10.1354/vp.40-5-579
Source: Veterinary Pathology [ISSN 0300-9858], v. 40, p. 579-582
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