A case of feline cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to Cladophyalophora bantiana is described. The cat was presented with breathing difficulty and a swollen, ulcerated nodule on the dorsal nose and left nostril. Histological examination of the nodule revealed a cystic granulomatous dermatitis characterised by neutrophils, macrophages and giant cells. Pigmented, yeast-like fungus cells and hyphal elements were easily identified in haematoxylin-eosin stained tissue sections. Cladophyalophora bantiana was isolated from a tissue specimen. This organism, primarily known to cause cerebral infection in humans and cats, only rarely causes cutaneous infection. Despite anti-fungal chemotherapy two relapses occurred. The cat was feline immunodeficiency virus- and feline leukemia virus-negative and even if the owner was unaware of trauma, the hypothesis of wound contamination is the most likely. (C) 2002 ESFM and AAFP. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Abramo F; Bastelli F; Nardoni S; Mancianti F|
|Titolo:||Feline cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to Cladophyalophora bantiana|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1053/jfms.2002.0183|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|