Disseminated Conidiobolus incongruus in a dog: A case report and literature review

Paige E. Mackey, Katharine G. Cappe, Rinosh Mani, Lana Rothenburg, Deanna A. Sutton, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Jonathan Lindner, Akhilesh Ramachandran, Corey R. Wall, Timothy Snider

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Abstract

Conidiobolomycosis is a rare fungal disease of both humans and animals, occurring mainly in tropical and subtropical climates. We describe a disseminated fungal infection in a young, apparently immunocompetent dog who initially presented for antibiotic resistant pneumonia. Histopathology and mycology identified a Conidiobolus sp.; further confirmed as Conidiobolus incongruus through DNA sequencing of D1/D2 regions. This is the first report of this species causing disease in dogs and the fifth reported infection in animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Canine
  • Conidiobolus
  • Disseminated
  • Dog
  • Incongruus
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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