Candida spp. urinary tract infections in 13 dogs and seven cats: Predisposing factors, treatment, and outcome

Barrak M. Pressler, Shelly L. Vaden, India F. Lane, Larry D Cowgill, Janice A. Dye

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Abstract

Records from 20 animals (13 dogs, seven cats) with Candida spp. urinary tract infections were reviewed. Six Candida spp. were isolated; Candida albicans was the most common isolate. Concurrent diseases or nonantifungal drugs administered within 1 month of isolation included antibiotics (n=16), corticosteroids (n=6), diabetes mellitus (n=4), nonurogenital neoplasia (n=3), and noncandidal urogenital disease (n=14). All animals had sources of local or systemic immune compromise that likely predisposed to infection. Of five animals with resolution of infection, three did not receive specific antifungal treatment. The authors conclude that correction of predisposing conditions is likely critical for management of Candida spp. urinary tract infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume39
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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