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Disseminated cryptococcosis including osteomyelitis in a horse

Lenard, Z.M., Lester, N.V., O'Hara, A.J., Hopper, B.J. and Lester, G.D. (2007) Disseminated cryptococcosis including osteomyelitis in a horse. Australian Veterinary Journal, 85 (1-2). pp. 51-55.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.2006.00060.x
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Abstract

A 4-year-old Arab mare was diagnosed with disseminated cryptococcosis, including osteomyelitis of the proximal phalanx of the left hind limb, osteomyelitis with associated soft tissue granuloma of a rib and disseminated, large cryptococcal nodules in the lungs. The lesion in the dorsoproximal aspect of the proximal phalanx had a large area of cortical lysis with spiculated periosteal new bone and extensive soft tissue swelling. The affected rib had a pathological fracture. Cryptococcal osteomyelitis has not been previously reported in horses but should be considered as a differential diagnosis, particularly in endemic regions.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 2007 Australian Veterinary Association.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9049
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