Clinical evaluation of urine Histoplasma capsulatum antigen measurement in cats with suspected disseminated histoplasmosis. Academic Article uri icon


  • Diagnosis of Histoplasma capsulatum infection in cats traditionally relies upon identification of organisms in circulating monocytes or in tissue specimens from affected organs. In this retrospective study, results of a urine antigen assay were compared with standard diagnostic methods in cats with clinical signs suggestive of histoplasmosis. Antigenuria was detected in 17/18 cats with a histopathologic or cytopathologic diagnosis of histoplasmosis. This preliminary evaluation of the Histoplasma urine antigen test suggests it may be a useful aid in diagnosing this disease in cats.

published proceedings

  • J Feline Med Surg

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Cook, A. K., Cunningham, L. Y., Cowell, A. K., & Wheat, L. J.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Cook, Audrey K||Cunningham, Lauren Y||Cowell, Annette K||Wheat, L Joseph

publication date

  • August 2012