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Tonsillitis in a weaner pig associated with Geotrichum candidum.

Authors
  • Lee, Effie J1
  • Gabor, Melinda
  • Turner, Mark
  • Ball, Mathew
  • Gabor, Les
  • 1 State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Department of Industry and Investment, Woodbridge Road, Menangle, NSW, Australia 2568. [email protected] , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
175–177
Identifiers
PMID: 21217055
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Geotrichum candidum was cultured from the tonsils of a free-ranging weaner pig that was presented with lethargy and inappetence. Histopathology indicated pyogranulomatous tonsillitis with intralesional fungal hyphae and arthrospores. Geotrichosis is a rare, opportunistic mycosis of immunocompromised hosts, usually human beings.

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