Ribavirin and nervous distemper phase: clinical cure, but not sterilizing- Report of two cases

  • Kelvinson Fernandes Viana
  • Natália Soares Teixeira
Keywords: Canine distemper virus, ribavirin, treatment

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Viana K.F. & Teixeira N.S. [Ribavirin and nervous distemper phase: clinical cure, but not sterilizing- Report of two cases.] Ribavirina e fase nervosa da cinomose: cura clínica, mas não esterilizante - Relato de dois casos. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 37(1):29-32, 2015. Curso de Pós-Graduação em Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Pres. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG 31270-901, Brasil. E-mail: kelvinsonviana@yahoo.com.br This paper reports the unconventional treatment of dogs infected with distemper virus. Two young dogs have entered a veterinary clinic with clinical signs of cinomose. Fez the diagnosis and started the treatment with ribavirin and unconventional IFN-a, and medication support. At the end of treatment, a dog was euthanized due to clinical worsening and other animal evolved well to chemoimmunotherapy. However, through the use of PCR Real time the urine sample was possible to confirm that the antiviral is not capable of generating curing sterilant. This report documents an unusual presentation for the treatment of CDV, since few studies have in vitro context only.

Published
2015-03-14
How to Cite
Viana, K. F., & Teixeira, N. S. (2015). Ribavirin and nervous distemper phase: clinical cure, but not sterilizing- Report of two cases. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 37(1), 29-32. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/363