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(lycoperdonosis)
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  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a dog associated with Geastrum triplex spores. [Journal Article]
    Med Mycol Case Rep. 2013 May 30; 2:122-4.Whitney J, Beijerink N, … Barrs V
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a syndrome reported in humans, and occasionally animals, that results from the inhalation of very small antigenic particles (usually <5 µm) that are able to reach the alveolar space. This is the first report of hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a dog in Australia and the first associated with Geastrum triplex spores. Diagnosis was based on known antigen exposure, phy…
  • Lycoperdonosis in two dogs. [Case Reports]
    J Vet Diagn Invest. 2010 Nov; 22(6):1002-5.Alenghat T, Pillitteri CA, … Van Winkle T
  • Lycoperdonosis is a rare respiratory disease that results from the inhalation of spores released from the Lycoperdon (puffball) mushroom. In the present study, 2 cases of confirmed canine lycoperdonosis are described. The first case presented to the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the second case was submitted for postmortem examination to the University…
  • Lycoperdonosis. [Case Reports]
    Acta Paediatr Scand. 1976 Sep; 65(5):643-5.Henriksen NT
  • Inhalation of large quantities of spores from the puffball (lycoperdon), which has been widely used in folk medicine, can cause a respiratory disease with symptoms of pneumonia and widespread densities in the lungs. The course is rather protracted, but the final outcome seems good. Steroids probably shorten the disease. A typical case is reported.
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