Disseminated Chrysosporium spp. infection was diagnosed in a German shepherd dog based on a positive fungal culture and cytological findings of intralesional fungi associated with granulomatous splenitis and neutrophilic lymphadenitis. The clinical presentation that could mimic a multicentric lymphoma, including markedly enlarged lymph nodes and a very abnormal splenic appearance on ultrasound makes this case even more atypical. The patient showed rapid clinical improvement on oral posaconazole and remains clinically stable ten months after diagnosis.
Keywords: Canine, Chrysosporium, Disseminated fungal infection, German shepherd dog
Author: Emily Cook et al.
Reference / Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4769606/