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Otomycosis due to Aspergillus spp. in a dog: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  20492628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This report describes the clinical findings, clinicopathology and treatment of otomycosis caused by Aspergillus spp. in an atopic dog affected by chronic unilateral purulent otitis externa unresponsive to topical and oral antibiotics and antifungal treatments. Cytology of otic exudate revealed neutrophils and septate fungal hyphae, and otic culture grew Aspergillus spp. and no bacteria. Treatments included allergen-specific immunotherapy, topical and oral antifungal therapy and anti-inflammatory steroid therapy. Final resolution occurred after treatment of the underlying hypersensitivity disorder, administration of topical ketoconazole and debridement of infectious ear exudate. Otomycosis due to filamentous fungi may, as in humans, occur in dogs with ear canals compromised by pre-existing allergic or bacterial otitis, and possibly previous antibiotic therapy. Antifungal medications provided clinical improvement, but the key to successful treatment was the restoration of the normal physiology of the external auditory canal.
Kimberly Coyner
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary dermatology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1365-3164     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426187     Medline TA:  Vet Dermatol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  613-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Author. Journal compilation © 2010 ESVD and ACVD.
Dermatology Clinic for Animals of Las Vegas, 5231 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA.
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