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Molecular diagnosis of lobomycosis-like disease in a bottlenose dolphin in captivity

Investigation article published in Medical Mycology

January 1st, 2012

We report the diagnosis and molecular characterization of lobomycosis-like lesions in a captive bottlenose dolphin. The clinical picture and the absence of growth in conventional media resembled the features associated with Lacazia loboi. However sequencing of ribosomal DNA and further phylogenetic analyses showed a novel sequence more related to Paracoccidioides brasilensis than to L. loboi. Moreover, the morphology of the yeast cells differed from those L. loboi causing infections humans. These facts suggest that the dolphin lobomycosis-like lesions might have been be caused by different a different fungus clustered inside the order Onygenales. A successful treatment protocol based on topic and systemic terbinafine is also detailed.




Esperon F., Garcia-Parraga D., Belliere EN. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Inmunología Viral y Medicina Preventiva (SUAT). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y AlimentariaCentro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA). Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA).

Generalitat ValencianaOceanogràfic. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Generalitat Valenciana.







Medical Mycology
FACTOR YEAR Q
1.979 2012

PMID: 21838615

ISSN: 1369-3786



TITLE: Molecular diagnosis of lobomycosis-like disease in a bottlenose dolphin in captivity


JOURNAL: Med Mycol


NUMERACIÓN: 50(1):106-9


AÑO: 2012


PUBLISHER: Taylor & Francis


AUTHORS: Esperon F., Garcia-Parraga D., Belliere EN. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.3109/13693786.2011.594100


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Esperon F., Garcia-Parraga D., Belliere EN. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. Molecular diagnosis of lobomycosis-like disease in a bottlenose dolphin in captivity. Medical Mycology. 50(1):106-9. 2012. (A). ISSN: 1369-3786. DOI: 10.3109/13693786.2011.594100


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