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The diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis (CM) in dogs is typically based on clinical presentation, serology, and (less frequently) spherule identification. Agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID) is the most commonly employed serological method, but AGID is slow (requiring up to a week for titer). A ...

Author(s)
Holbrook, E. D.; Greene, R. T.; Rubin, S. I.; Renschler, J. S.; Book, B. P.; Hanzlicek, A. S.; Durkin, M. M.; Smedema, M. L.; Wheat, L. J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Medical Mycology, 2019, 57, 7, pp 800-806
Abstract

Background: Commercially available, noninvasive testing options for histoplasmosis are limited outside of the United States. Objectives: To describe the diagnostic performance of a novel Histoplasma antigen enzyme immunoassay (IM EIA) for the diagnosis of histoplasmosis in dogs. Animals: Twenty ...

Author(s)
Clark, K.; Hanzlicek, A. S.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2020, 35, 1, pp 284-293
Abstract

Histoplasmosis, a mycotic infection caused by Histoplasma spp, can infect the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. Clinical signs of gastrointestinal histoplasmosis can include diarrhea, profound weight loss, anorexia, and vomiting. Rectal scrape for cytology can provide a quick diagnosis, but if...

Author(s)
Berle, E. C. P.; Kukanich, K.; Biller, D.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 2020, 62, 1, pp 108-115
Abstract

Background: Histoplasma (H.) capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus, and infection is typically via inhalation of microconidia. After conversion to the yeast phase within the lung, the organism is subsequently disseminated to other tissues by macrophages. Nasal histoplasmosis appears to be a rare...

Author(s)
Heilmann, R. M.; Nabity, M. B.; Bryan, L. K.; Cook, A. K.; Scott, K.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2021, 17, 192, pp (13 May 2021)
Abstract

Histoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease affecting a wide variety of animals caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, a dimorphic fungus endemic in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of America and Africa. Soil with abundant organic material, bird droppings and bat guano, constitutes the ecological...

Author(s)
Martínez Cepeda, G. E.; Revelo Ruales, A. P.
Publisher
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Citation
Analecta Veterinaria, 2017, 37, 1, pp 45-58
Abstract

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a wide clinical spectrum, from asymptomatic to lethal disseminated disease. Its etiological agent, Histoplasma capsulatum, is found in excreta of birds and bats. We report a fatal canine histoplasmosis case affectingaa dog resident in an apartment in an...

Author(s)
Figueiredo, F. B.; Vasconcelos, T. C. B. de; Reis, R. S.; Pereira, S. A.
Publisher
Sociedade de Medicina Veterinária do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 2016, 38, 2, pp 125-127
Abstract

A 4 mo old intact male Labrador retriever was referred to the authors' institution for a 3 wk history of weight loss and progressive abdominal distension. Thoracic radiographs revealed sternal lymphadenopathy and a diffuse unstructured interstitial and bronchial pulmonary pattern. An abdominal...

Author(s)
Cridge, H.; Brinkman, E.; Lathan, P.
Publisher
American Animal Hospital Association, Denver, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 2020, 56, 5, pp 285-290
AbstractFull Text

Histoplasma capsulatum is the causative agent of histoplasmosis, one of the main diseases that affects the lower respiratory system of dogs and cats. This pathogen is often isolated from bird and bat droppings. Infection occurs by inhaling fungal spores in soil contaminated with faeces. The...

Author(s)
Agostinho, Í. R. C.; Campos, M. A. S.; Santos, I. C. dos; Silva, J. A. da; Silva Barbosa, K. M. da
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Brazil
Citation
Veterinária e Zootecnia, 2021, 28,
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical manifestations of histoplasmosis in a large sample of dogs, compare outcomes achieved with fluconazole versus itraconazole, and identify variables available at the time of diagnosis with prognostic value. DESIGN: Retrospective case series with nested cohort...

Author(s)
Wilson, A. G.; KuKanich, K. S.; Hanzlicek, A. S.; Payton, M. E.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2018, 252, 2, pp 201-209
Abstract

The dimorphic fungi, Histoplasma capsulatum, Paracoccidioides spp. complex and Sporothrix schenckii complex are the causative agents of histoplasmosis, paracoccidioidomycosis and sporotrichosis, respectively. The aim of this study was to detect antibodies against H. capsulatum, Paracoccidioides...

Author(s)
Cermeño, J. R.; Ortiz, J. C.; Quintero, A. K.
Publisher
Instituto de Investigaciones Clinicas de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Citation
Investigación Clínica, 2021, 62, 3, pp 208-218

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