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Deep fungal dermatitis caused by the Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii in captive coastal bearded dragons (Pogona barbata).

Authors
  • Johnson, R S P
  • Sangster, C R
  • Sigler, L
  • Hambleton, S
  • Paré, J A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australian veterinary journal
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2011
Volume
89
Issue
12
Pages
515–519
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00851.x
PMID: 22103953
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Deep fungal dermatitis caused by the Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii (CANV) was diagnosed in a group of coastal bearded dragons (Pogona barbata). The outbreak extended over a 6-month period, with four of six lizards from the same zoological outdoor enclosure succumbing to infection. A fifth case of dermatomycosis was identified in a pet lizard originally sourced from the wild. Diagnosis of infection with the CANV was based on similar clinical signs and histopathology in all animals and confirmed by culture and sequencing of the fungus from one animal. This is the first report of the CANV causing disease in a terrestrial reptile species in Australia and the first in the coastal bearded dragon.

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