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Magnetic resonance imaging appearance of the brain and cervical spinal cord in an edema disease affected pig
- Dieste‐Pérez, Lucía, Dobak, Tetyda P., Vilaplana Grosso, Federico R., Bergmann, Wilhelmina, Tobias, Tijs J.
- Veterinary radiology & ultrasound 2019 v.60 no.2 pp. E15
- Escherichia coli, Shiga-like toxins, brain, cervical spine, edema, euthanasia, head, histopathology, magnetic resonance imaging, males, nervous system diseases, spinal cord, swine, toxicity
- A 7‐week‐old male pig was presented with signs of a central nervous system disorder. An MRI of the head and cervical spine was performed immediately after euthanasia. The MRI revealed multifocal bilaterally symmetric T2‐weighted hyperintense lesions in the brain and spinal cord, likely due to a toxic metabolic process. Histopathological examination supported the MRI findings and confirmed the diagnosis of edema disease due to Shiga‐like toxin produced by Escherichia coli. This is the first case published of the MRI findings in an edema disease affected pig.