Meningoencephalitis in a Dog Due to Trichosporon montevideense
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Meningoencephalitis due to infection with Trichosporon montevideense was diagnosed in a 4-year-old dog with a brief clinical history of rapidly progressing neurological signs that culminated in a comatose state. No significant gross lesions were found at post-mortem examination. Microscopically, a few scattered areas of pyogranulomatous inflammation with a few small, non-pigmented fungal hyphae were found within the cerebrum surrounding the lateral ventricles. A Trichosporon sp. was identified through culture of the brain and species was determined via sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region of the Trichosporon rRNA gene. DNA in-situ hybridization confirmed the diagnosis. This is the first reported case of Trichosporon-associated meningoencephalitis in a dog.
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Bryan, L. K., Porter, B. F., Wickes, B. L., Spaulding, K. A., Kerwin, S. C., & Lawhon, S. D
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Bryan, LK||Porter, BF||Wickes, BL||Spaulding, KA||Kerwin, SC||Lawhon, SD