Papers

Peer-reviewed
12 2016

Proliferative and necrotizing otitis externa in a kitten: successful treatment with intralesional and topical corticosteroid therapy

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Yutaka Momota
  • ,
  • Junya Yasuda
  • ,
  • Mitsutaka Ikezawa
  • ,
  • Jun Sasaki
  • ,
  • Masaaki Katayama
  • ,
  • Kenji Tani
  • ,
  • Masahiro Miyabe
  • ,
  • Eri Onozawa
  • ,
  • Daigo Azakami
  • ,
  • Katsumi Ishioka
  • ,
  • Toshinori Sako

Volume
78
Number
12
First page
1883
Last page
1885
Language
English
Publishing type
Research paper (scientific journal)
DOI
10.1292/jvms.15-0652
Publisher
JAPAN SOC VET SCI

Proliferative and necrotising otitis externa (PNOE) is a very rare disease affecting the ear canals and concave pinnae of kittens. This report describes a 5-month-old cat with PNOE. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis. Treatment was initiated with local injection of methylprednisolone acetate into the lesions. The cat was subsequently treated with clobetasol propionate cream, a potent topical glucocorticoid ointment. The cat showed marked improvement. While topical treatment with tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive agent, is reported to be an effective therapy, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report to treat PNOE with local corticosteroid therapy.

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.15-0652
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27570137
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000393015300020&DestApp=WOS_CPL