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Transtracheal aspiration in the diagnosis of pulmonary blastomycosis (17 cases: 2000-2005).
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PMID:  18320978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blastomyces dermatitidis is a common etiologic agent of fungal pneumonia in dogs. Definitive diagnosis is based on cytologic demonstration of the organism in affected tissues. Fluid obtained through transtracheal aspiration has previously been reported to have a low diagnostic yield for B. dermatitidis organisms. This retrospective study identified B. dermatitidis organisms in 76% of samples when transtracheal aspiration was performed in 17 nonsedated dogs with pulmonary blastomycosis. Transtracheal aspiration is a noninvasive and simple procedure that should be considered as an early diagnostic test whenever blastomycosis is a differential diagnosis in dogs with pulmonary disease.
Chantal J McMillan; Susan M Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-06     Completed Date:  2008-04-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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MeSH Terms
Blastomyces / isolation & purification*
Blastomycosis / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Diagnosis, Differential
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Retrospective Studies
Trachea / microbiology*

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