Today’s case is a 3 -year-old female neutered German Shepherd dog with lameness and pain in the pelvic region. Progression to ataxia. Once you have decided whether the lesion is aggressive or not, prioritize your differential diagnoses.
On lateral projections of the spine, there are multifocal areas of lysis centered on intervertebral disc spaces (T10-11, T13-L1, L4-5, L6-7). There is sclerosis of the vertebral bodies surrounding the lytic lesions. Varying degrees of spondylosis deformans are present ventrally.
- Discospondylitis due to bacterial or fungal infection
- Multifocal discospondylitis secondary to Aspergillus infection. Serum and urine were antigen positive, and fungal hyphae were seen on histopathologic sections.