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Disseminated Chrysosporium infection in a German shepherd dog

Author:
Cook, Emily, Meler, Erika, Garrett, Katrina, Long, Hanna, Mak, King, Stephens, Carol, Thompson, Ann
Source:
Medical mycology case reports 2015 v.10 pp. 29-33
ISSN:
2211-7539
Subject:
Chrysosporium, German Shepherd, case studies, dogs, fungi, lymph nodes, lymphadenitis, lymphoma, microbial culture, mycology, patients
Abstract:
Disseminated Chrysosporium spp. infection was diagnosed in a German shepherd dog based on a positive fungal culture and cytological findings of intralesional fungi associated with granulomatous splenitis and neutrophilic lymphadenitis. The clinical presentation that could mimic a multicentric lymphoma, including markedly enlarged lymph nodes and a very abnormal splenic appearance on ultrasound makes this case even more atypical. The patient showed rapid clinical improvement on oral posaconazole and remains clinically stable ten months after diagnosis.
Agid:
5510588