Disseminated Pulmonary adiaspiromycosis in a Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata Linnaeus, 1758)

Federico Morandi, Roberta Galuppi, Maria J. Buitrago, Mauro Delogu, Linda J Lowenstine, Serena Panarese, Cinzia Benazzi, Giuseppe Sarli

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Abstract

Adiaspiromycosis is primarily a necrotizing granulomatous pneumonia caused by a dimorphic fungus of the genus Emmonsia. A young crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) found dead showed multiple fractures, chronic pleuritis, and granulomatous pneumonia. Microscopically, cystic structures were consistent with adiaspiromycosis by Emmonsia crescens. The diagnosis was confirmed using molecular methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-525
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume48
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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