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1 December 2011 Disseminated Histoplasmosis in a Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Dominique L. Keller, Howard Steinberg, Kurt K. Sladky
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Disseminated infection with Histoplasma capsulatum was diagnosed in a 7-yr-old female Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris). Clinical signs were nonspecific with the exception of brief periods of tachypnea for 5 days prior to death. H. capsulatum organisms were found in the lungs, tracheobronchial lymph nodes, and liver. Diagnosis was confirmed by tracheal wash, urine H. capsulatum enzyme immunoassay, and necropsy results. This report represents the first published account of disseminated histoplasmosis in a tiger.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Dominique L. Keller, Howard Steinberg, and Kurt K. Sladky "Disseminated Histoplasmosis in a Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42(4), 727-731, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.1638/2010-0206.1
Received: 29 March 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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fungus
Histoplasma capsulatum
histoplasmosis
Panthera tigris
tiger
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