RRC ID 47046
Author Tanaka H, Takizawa K, Baba O, Maeda T, Fukushima K, Shinya K, Kosuge J.
Title Basidiomycosis: Schizophyllum commune osteomyelitis in a dog.
Journal J Vet Med Sci
Abstract A six-year-old female Labrador retriever dog was suffering from osteomyelitis in her hindlimb. A puncture wound caused by a rotted bamboo stick was presumed as the source of infection. The dog suffered from pre-existing aortic stenosis, but otherwise exhibited no significant abnormality in her systemic conditions excluding claudication of the left hindlimb. The results of cytology and pathological examinations of biopsy samples revealed the diagnosis of mycotic osteomyelitis in this dog. Mycological and DNA tests showed the pathogen as the mushroom Schizophyllum commune. Antibiotic sensitivity testing also revealed susceptibility to itraconazole, which was used to successfully treat the dog. This is a rare case of canine basidiomycosis with S. commune as the etiologic agent.
Volume 70(11)
Pages 1257-9
Published 2008-11-1
DOI 10.1292/jvms.70.1257
PII JST.JSTAGE/jvms/70.1257
PMID 19057147
MeSH Animals Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use* Bone Resorption / microbiology Bone Resorption / veterinary DNA Primers DNA, Fungal / genetics Dog Diseases / drug therapy Dog Diseases / microbiology* Dog Diseases / physiopathology Dogs Female Itraconazole / therapeutic use* Mycoses / drug therapy Mycoses / physiopathology Mycoses / veterinary* Osteomyelitis / drug therapy Osteomyelitis / physiopathology Osteomyelitis / veterinary* Polymerase Chain Reaction Schizophyllum / genetics Schizophyllum / isolation & purification Schizophyllum / pathogenicity*
IF 1.049
Times Cited 10
Pathogenic microorganisms IFM 45818 IFM 46099 IFM 46100 IFM 46101 IFM 46102 IFM 46103