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Title: Cutaneous pythiosis in horses from Brazil
Authors: Meireles, Mario Carlos Araujo
Riet-Correa, Franklin
Gompertz, Olga Fischman [UNIFESP]
Zambrano, Antono Fernando H.
Zambrano, Márcia dos Santos
Ribeiro, Gladis Aver
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Issue Date: 1-Mar-1993
Publisher: Blackwell Wissenschafts-verlag Gmbh
Citation: Mycoses. Berlin: Blackwell Wissenschafts-verlag Gmbh, v. 36, n. 3-4, p. 139-142, 1993.
Abstract: Equine pythiosis was studied in five animals from two farms located in a swampy region of southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul State). Granulomatous lesions exuding necrotic material and containing a central yellow and firm tissue core, the 'kunker', were observed on the top of the nose of one horse, on the abdomen of two horses and on the hind limbs of two other animals. Direct microscopic preparations, histopathological examination of lesion material, and macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the isolates confirmed the diagnosis of pythiosis. Surgical intervention of the inflammatory processes, intravenous potassium iodide and topical application of copper sulphate were used without success.
ISSN: 0933-7407
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