Cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis caused by a Chrysosporium species related to Nannizziopsis vriesii in two green iguanas (Iguana iguana)

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Abstract

This report describes the first isolation of a Chrysosporium species as the etiological agent of dermatomycosis in two green iguanas (Iguana iguana). The ITS-5.8S rRNA gene of the two strains was sequenced and a search on the GenBank database revealed that the closest match was Nannizziopsis vriesii. Treatment with oral ketoconazole, in combination with topical 2% chlorhexidine solution and terbinafine resulted in clinical cure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-354
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Chrysosporium
  • Hyalohyphomycosis
  • Iguana
  • Nannizziopsis vriesii
  • Pet reptiles

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