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Chronic monolateral otomycosis in a dog caused by Aspergillus ochraceus
- Ghibaudo, Giovanni, Peano, Andrea
- Veterinary dermatology 2010 v.21 no.5 pp. 522-526
- animal pathology, itraconazole, saprophytes, drug therapy, dog diseases, Aspergillus alutaceus, dogs, ears, miconazole, skin diseases, otitis externa, mycoses, pathogen identification, case studies, cell biology, molds (fungi), disease diagnosis
- Aspergillus ochraceus, a widely distributed filamentous fungus, was isolated and identified by cytology and culture as the cause of unilateral ceruminous purulent otitis in a 4-year-old male mixed-breed dog. The pathogenic role of the fungal isolate was confirmed by a good response to antifungal therapy and the absence of other pathogens. No underlying diseases were identified and the dog recovered after 3 weeks of therapy with oral itraconazole and topical miconazole.