Meningoencephalitis in a dog due to trichosporon montevideense

L. K. Bryan, B. F. Porter, B. L. Wickes, K. A. Spaulding, S. C. Kerwin, S. D. Lawhon

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Meningoencephalitis due to infection with Trichosporon montevideense was diagnosed in a 4-year-old dog with a brief clinical history of rapidly progressing neurological signs that culminated in a comatose state. No significant gross lesions were found at post-mortem examination. Microscopically, a few scattered areas of pyogranulomatous inflammation with a few small, non-pigmented fungal hyphae were found within the cerebrum surrounding the lateral ventricles. A Trichosporon sp. was identified through culture of the brain and species was determined via sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region of the Trichosporon rRNA gene. DNA in-situ hybridization confirmed the diagnosis. This is the first reported case of Trichosporon-associated meningoencephalitis in a dog.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Comparative Pathology
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Dog
  • In-situ hybridization
  • Meningoencephalitis
  • Trichosporon montevideense

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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