Cutaneous Botryomycosis in a Campbell's Russian Dwarf Hamster (Phodopus campbelli)

Claire Grosset, Sylvain Bellier, Isabelle Lagrange, Stéphanie Moreau, Joanna Hedley, Michelle Hawkins, Edouard Reyes-Gomez

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Abstract

A 10-month-old male Campbell's Russian hamster (Phodopus campbelli) presented with a mass on the left forelimb. The mass was surgically excised, and the results of histopathology yielded a diagnosis of cutaneous botryomycosis, with corresponding clusters of large colonies of Gram-positive cocci. The results of the bacteriologic examination revealed Staphylococcus epidermidis. There was no evidence of patient immunosuppression based on diagnostic test results (e.g., hematology, plasma biochemistry panel, and serum electrophoresis). The mass recurred 5 months after resection. Surgical treatment was declined by the owner and an attempt to treat with antimicrobial medication was met with limited success. The animal was euthanized 7 months following the initial presentation. On histopathologic examination, a recurrent cutaneous botryomycosis was identified, associated with hepatic and splenic extramedullary granulopoiesis and hepatic pyogranulomas without granules and identifiable bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-396
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Exotic Pet Medicine
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

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Phodopus
hamsters
Cricetinae
Gram-Positive Cocci
Skin
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Forelimb
Liver
Hematology
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Biochemistry
Immunosuppression
Electrophoresis
liver
Coccus
immunosuppression
resection
hematology
forelimbs
Bacteria

Keywords

  • Campbell's Russian hamster
  • Cutaneous botryomycosis
  • Dermatology
  • Phodopus campbelli

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  • veterinary(all)

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Cutaneous Botryomycosis in a Campbell's Russian Dwarf Hamster (Phodopus campbelli). / Grosset, Claire; Bellier, Sylvain; Lagrange, Isabelle; Moreau, Stéphanie; Hedley, Joanna; Hawkins, Michelle; Reyes-Gomez, Edouard.

In: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, Vol. 23, No. 4, 01.10.2014, p. 389-396.

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Grosset, C, Bellier, S, Lagrange, I, Moreau, S, Hedley, J, Hawkins, M & Reyes-Gomez, E 2014, 'Cutaneous Botryomycosis in a Campbell's Russian Dwarf Hamster (Phodopus campbelli)', Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 389-396. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jepm.2014.07.002
Grosset, Claire ; Bellier, Sylvain ; Lagrange, Isabelle ; Moreau, Stéphanie ; Hedley, Joanna ; Hawkins, Michelle ; Reyes-Gomez, Edouard. / Cutaneous Botryomycosis in a Campbell's Russian Dwarf Hamster (Phodopus campbelli). In: Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 389-396.
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