Toxic shock syndrome
Toxic shock (septic shock) syndrome is an acute life-threatening disease of dogs characterized by sudden onset of shock due to overwhelming infection.
Diagnosis is usually based on hematological findings and history of neoplasia.
Treatment is usually based on addressing underlying hemostasis and neoplasia. Aggressive use of intravenous fluids and broad-spectrum antimicrobials is recommended.
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