Intra-abdominal cryptococcosis in two dogs

R. Malik, Geraldine B Hunt, C. R. Bellenger, G. S. Allan, P. Martin, P. J. Canfield, D. N. Love

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Abstract

Intra-abdominal cryptococcosis was diagnosed in two young dogs. The first, an entire male border collie, was presented with vomiting. An abdominal mass detected during physical examination proved to be cryptococcal mesenteric lymphadenitis on exploratory laparotomy. The second dog, a female neutered giant schnauzer, was presented with neurological signs suggestive of encephalopathy. Intestinal cryptococcal granulomas were detected in an extensive diagnostic investigation which included abdominal ultrasonography. The gastrointestinal tract was considered the most likely portal of entry for cryptococcal organisms in both cases. Both dogs were treated using surgery and multiagent antifungal chemotherapy. The first case succumbed despite therapy, while the second dog was treated successfully as gauged by return to clinical normality and a substantial decline in the cryptococcal antigen titre which continued to fall after cessation of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-391
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Volume40
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

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    Malik, R., Hunt, G. B., Bellenger, C. R., Allan, G. S., Martin, P., Canfield, P. J., & Love, D. N. (1999). Intra-abdominal cryptococcosis in two dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 40(8), 387-391.