Feline histoplasmosis in Brazil: clinical and laboratory aspects and a comparative approach of published reports.

Abstract:

:The present study described clinical and epidemiological aspects of three cases of feline histoplasmosis and compared them to previously described cases. A detailed mycological identification and antifungal susceptibility profile of each isolate are presented. Secondarily, a serological survey for anti-Histoplasma antibodies was performed with domestic and wild cats. Diseased animals presented nodular to ulcerated skin lesions and respiratory disorders as main clinical signs. H. capsulatum var. capsulatum was isolated and the strains showed to be susceptible to antifungal drugs. Considering that feline histoplasmosis is uncommonly observed in veterinary clinics, diagnosis, and clinical management in endemic areas should be improved.

journal_name

Mycopathologia

journal_title

Mycopathologia

authors

Brilhante RS,Coelho CG,Sidrim JJ,de Lima RA,Ribeiro JF,de Cordeiro RA,Castelo-Branco Dde S,Gomes JM,Simões-Mattos L,Mattos MR,Beserra HE,Nogueira GC,Pinheiro Ade Q,Rocha MF

doi

10.1007/s11046-011-9477-8

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2012-03-01 00:00:00

pages

193-7

issue

2-3

eissn

0301-486X

issn

1573-0832

journal_volume

173

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