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First report of a Cryptococcus magnus infection in a cat.
Med Mycol. 2010 Nov; 48(7):1000-4.MM

Abstract

This report describes an uncommon case of cryptococcosis in an apparently immunocompetent cat caused by Cryptococcus magnus. An amputation of the complete left foreleg and excision of the ipsilateral cervical lymph node were performed in a young-adult male Domestic Shorthair cat due to suspicion of a tumor. Granulomatous dermatitis, panniculitis, myositis, and lymphadenitis were diagnosed histologically. Intralesional, numerous round-to-ovoid yeast cells showing no capsule were detected within macrophages using special staining methods. The tissue material cultured on Sabouraud's glucose agar at 26°C yielded abundant growth of yeast colonies. Morphological, physiological, and molecular analyses of the yeasts demonstrated that the fungus was C. magnus. Response to treatment with fluconazole was fast and effective, and one year after the end of the therapy no further clinical signs of infection were observed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. Poth@patho.vetmed.uni-muenchen.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20513171

Citation

Poth, T, et al. "First Report of a Cryptococcus Magnus Infection in a Cat." Medical Mycology, vol. 48, no. 7, 2010, pp. 1000-4.
Poth T, Seibold M, Werckenthin C, et al. First report of a Cryptococcus magnus infection in a cat. Med Mycol. 2010;48(7):1000-4.
Poth, T., Seibold, M., Werckenthin, C., & Hermanns, W. (2010). First report of a Cryptococcus magnus infection in a cat. Medical Mycology, 48(7), 1000-4. https://doi.org/10.3109/13693786.2010.489584
Poth T, et al. First Report of a Cryptococcus Magnus Infection in a Cat. Med Mycol. 2010;48(7):1000-4. PubMed PMID: 20513171.
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TY - JOUR T1 - First report of a Cryptococcus magnus infection in a cat. AU - Poth,T, AU - Seibold,M, AU - Werckenthin,C, AU - Hermanns,W, PY - 2010/6/2/entrez PY - 2010/6/2/pubmed PY - 2011/3/4/medline SP - 1000 EP - 4 JF - Medical mycology JO - Med Mycol VL - 48 IS - 7 N2 - This report describes an uncommon case of cryptococcosis in an apparently immunocompetent cat caused by Cryptococcus magnus. An amputation of the complete left foreleg and excision of the ipsilateral cervical lymph node were performed in a young-adult male Domestic Shorthair cat due to suspicion of a tumor. Granulomatous dermatitis, panniculitis, myositis, and lymphadenitis were diagnosed histologically. Intralesional, numerous round-to-ovoid yeast cells showing no capsule were detected within macrophages using special staining methods. The tissue material cultured on Sabouraud's glucose agar at 26°C yielded abundant growth of yeast colonies. Morphological, physiological, and molecular analyses of the yeasts demonstrated that the fungus was C. magnus. Response to treatment with fluconazole was fast and effective, and one year after the end of the therapy no further clinical signs of infection were observed. SN - 1460-2709 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20513171/First_report_of_a_Cryptococcus_magnus_infection_in_a_cat_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/mmy/article-lookup/doi/10.3109/13693786.2010.489584 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -