Acute cerebrovascular event in a dog with polycythemia vera
Evento cerebrovascular agudo em um cão com policitemia vera
William Kay Jr, Jennifer M. Gambino, Kari V. Lunsford, Andrew Mackin, Andy Shores, Jim Cooley, Michaela J. Beasley
A 1-year-old neutered male Labrador retriever mixed breed dog was referred for peracute onset of ataxia and seizures. Hematocrit at presentation was 84%. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a lesion in the right caudate nucleus consistent with infarction. Postmortem findings were consistent with polycythemia vera and presumed secondary cerebral infarction.