Isolation of Cokeromyces recurvatus, initially misidentified as Coccidioides immitis, from peritoneal fluid in a cat with jejunal perforation

Cheri Nielsen, Deanna A. Sutton, Ilze Matise, Nicole Kirchhof, Melissa C. Libal

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Cokeromyces recurvatus, a zygomycete, was isolated by fungal culture from the peritoneal fluid of a cat with jejunal perforation secondary to intestinal lymphosarcoma. This organism has not been recovered previously from a veterinary patient. The tissue form of C. recurvatus is morphologically similar to those of Coccidioides immitis and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and may be misdiagnosed as 1 of these organisms on the basis of cytologic or histopathologic specimens, particularly in geographic regions where these organisms are not endemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-378
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2005



  • Coccidioides
  • Cokeromyces recurvatus
  • Mycology - general
  • Zygomycetes

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  • veterinary(all)

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