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Disseminated mycotic infection caused by Colletotrichum acutatum in a Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempi).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12409409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Colletotrichum acutatum is a cosmopolitan plant pathogen with a wide host range. While the organism's phytopathogenic potential has been well documented, it has never been reported as an etiologic agent of disease in either animals or humans. In this case, a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempi, probably with immune compromise following cold stunning (extended hypothermia), developed a disseminated mycotic infection in the lungs and kidneys. Prophylactic treatment with oral itraconazole did not prevent or cure the infection. This report of a Colletotrichum acutatum infection in an animal extends the range of disease caused by this organism beyond that of a phytopathogen.
Charles A Manire; Howard L Rhinehart; Deanna A Sutton; Elizabeth H Thompson; Michael G Rinaldi; John D Buck; Elliott Jacobson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-31     Completed Date:  2003-02-06     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4273-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, Sarasota, Florida 34236, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Colletotrichum / isolation & purification,  pathogenicity*
Fatal Outcome
Hypothermia / complications,  veterinary*
Mycoses / microbiology,  veterinary*
Plant Diseases / microbiology

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