A case of feline phaeohyphomycosis due to Fonsecaea pedrosoi

Alessandra Fondati, Maria Grazia Gallo, Erica Romano, Dolores Fondevila

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    Abstract

    The first report of a case of feline phaeohyphomycosis due to Fonsecaea pedrosoi is presented. Fonsecaea pedrosoi is an aetiologic agent of both human phaeohyphomycosis and chromoblastomycosis. In our cat, the lesion was confined to the skin and appeared as a firm swelling on the bridge of the nose. Diagnosis was based on histological examination of a cutaneous biopsy and fungal culture of a tissue sample on Sabouraud's dextrose agar. Further diagnostic tests failed to reveal an underlying immunosuppression. Two treatment cycles with itraconazole, at the oral dose of 5 mg kg-1 given twice daily, induced complete clinical remission, but relapses occurred.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-301
    JournalVeterinary Dermatology
    Volume12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001

    Keywords

    • Cat
    • Fonsecaea pedrosoi
    • Mycosis
    • Phaeohyphomycosis

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