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Cryptococcosis in a cat seropositive for feline immunodeficiency virus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7477089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 5-year-old female Siamese cat was presented to the veterinary teaching hospital with a history of bronchopneumonia for 20 days. The cat had not responded to antibacterial chemotherapy and had developed a pronounced submandibular lymphadenopathy. Characteristically encapsulated yeast cells with narrow-necked buds were clearly seen in a fine-needle aspirate of the lymph node with an India ink preparation. Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans was identified. Susceptibility tests on the isolated strain were performed using antifungal tablets. The strain was sensitive to amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole and was resistant to 5-fluorocytosine. The cat was positive for feline immunodeficiency virus. Nevertheless, the cat was treated with ketoconazole for 3 months and apparently recovered. Three months later the animal was presented in a precomatose state. The owners refused to treat the animal and the cat was destroyed.
F J Cabañes; M L Abarca; R Bonavia; M R Bragulat; G Castellá; L Ferrer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0933-7407     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:    1995 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-07     Completed Date:  1995-12-07     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-3     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / pharmacology
Cryptococcosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Cryptococcus neoformans / drug effects,  growth & development,  isolation & purification*
Feline Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline*
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents

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