LCPG Diagnostic exercise 42: Systemic cryptococcosis in a Cypriot mouflon

Panayiotis Loukopoulos, Nikolaos Kassinis, Francisco Alejandro Uzal, Chrysostomos I. Dovas, Ioannis Ioannou

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This was a case of disseminated cryptococcosis. Cryptococcus neoformans is a basidiomycetous encapsulated yeast that may cause life-threatening infections. The pathogen presents two biovars, C. neoformans var. neoformans that is commonly associated with avian excreta and had worldwide distribution, and C. neoformans var. gattii that is ecologically associated with plant debris, particularly from eucalyptus trees [1]. Based on the strain classification, the absence of Eucalyptus trees and the presence of wild pigeons in the area sharing the same water supplies with the mouflon, the animal was most likely infected from avian excreta. Cryptococcosis has been reported in sheep [2], goats [3-6], elk [7] and llama [8], but is overall uncommon in small ruminants.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventCL Davis and S.Thompson Foundation Diagnostic Exercise Series - http://www.cldavis.org/lcpg_english.html, Bethesda, United States
Duration: 01 Sep 2011 → …
http://www.cldavis.org/lcpg_english.html

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OtherCL Davis and S.Thompson Foundation Diagnostic Exercise Series
Abbreviated titleveterinary pathology clinical specialty training
CountryUnited States
CityBethesda
Period01/09/11 → …
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    Loukopoulos, P., Kassinis, N., Uzal, F. A., Dovas, C. I., & Ioannou, I. (2014). LCPG Diagnostic exercise 42: Systemic cryptococcosis in a Cypriot mouflon. Abstract from CL Davis and S.Thompson Foundation Diagnostic Exercise Series, Bethesda, United States.