Pyometra caused by Staphylococcus lentus in a wild european hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)

Andreia Garcês, Patrícia Poeta, Vanessa Soeiro, Sara Lóio, Anicia Cardoso-Gomes, Carmén Torres, Isabel Pires

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Abstract

A severely debilitated, free-living adult female European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) was presented for rehabilitation. It died overnight, and postmortem examination revealed a closed pyometra. Histopathology confirmed metritis with endometrial hyperplasia, and Staphylococcus lentus was isolated from the purulent uterine material. Staphylococcus lentus has not been previously reported to cause infections in European hedgehogs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-727
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Of Wildlife Diseases
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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