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Disseminated aspergillosis in dogs

Day, M.J., Penhale, W.J., Kabay, M.J., Robinson, W.F., Huxtable, C.R., Eger, C.E., Shaw, S.E., Mills, J.N. and Wyburn, R.S. (1986) Disseminated aspergillosis in dogs. Australian Veterinary Journal, 63 (2). pp. 55-59.

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Clinical and pathological findings are reported from a series of 12 cases of disseminated aspergillosis (A. terreus) in 11 German Shepherd dogs and one Dalmatian referred to Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital (MUVH) over the period 1980 to 1984.

A preliminary study of humoral and cell mediated immune components and complement levels revealed no consistent abnormality in 9 dogs tested apart from raised IgG levels. Serum IgA levels were depressed in 30% of cases. Serial data from one extensively monitored case is presented. The unusual epidemiological and pathogenetic features of the disease are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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