Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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PERITONEAL DIALYSIS IN A CANINE PATIENT WITH KIDNEY AND LIVER INJURY CONSECUTIVE TO BABESIOSIS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIV, Issue 1
Written by Nicolae Alexandru BOCIU, Alina ȘTEFĂNESCU, Bogdan Alexandru VIȚĂLARU

A 4 year old male Shi-Tzu, diagnosed with babesiosis and kidney and liver failure was treated using peritoneal dialysis for six days along with hidro-electrolytic balancing and parenteral nutrition in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s Clinic. At presentation the patient had 6 kg, 39.9˚C, jaundice, apathy, hematuria and lack of appetite. Recommendations were complete blood count, biochemistry blood test and blood cytology. Blood test results revealed elevated levels of blood nitrogen urea (BUN = 71 mg/dl), creatinine (CREA = 4.0 mg/dl) and bilirubin (T-Bil = 11.1 mg/dl). The peritoneal dialysis was performed using Dianeal PD4 1.4%. After six days of intensive care and peritoneal dialysis blood test results were BUN = 19 mg/dl, CREA = 1.0 mg/dl and T-Bil = 0.3 mg/dl.

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