Preshipment testing success: Resolution of a nasal sinus granuloma in a captive koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) caused by Cryptococcus gattii

Janna Wynne, Stephen Klause, Cynthia K. Stadler, Geoffrey W. Pye, Wieland Meyer, Jane E Sykes

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Abstract

A 3-yr-old female koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) was diagnosed with a nasal sinus granuloma caused by Cryptococcus gattii after a pre-shipment examination revealed a latex cryptococcal agglutination titer of 1:512. Successful medical and surgical treatment of the granuloma was monitored using serial latex cryptococcal agglutination titers, serum levels of antifungal drugs, and advanced imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-942
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2012

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus gatti
  • koala
  • latex cryptococcal agglutination test
  • Phascolarctos cinereus
  • pre-shipment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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