An epizootic of histoplasmosis duboisii (African histoplasmosis) in an American baboon colony

T. M. Butler, G. B. Hubbard

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Abstract

Histoplasmosis duboisii, a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii, was diagnosed in 21 baboons at a large primate colony in San Antonio, Texas. Diagnosis was based on finding 8 to 15 μm-diameter yeast cells in histologic sections. Therapy with drugs was unsuccessful. Surgical removal of lesions was the primary treatment. Epidemiologic data suggest the incubation period to be at least 9 months. The most likely route of infection was oral and happened during grooming by the baboons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalLaboratory animal science
Volume41
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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