1: Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 1980 Mar;47(1):47-9.
Cerebral mycosis in a dog caused by Cladosporium trichoides
Newsholme SJ, Tyrer MJ.
The fungus, Cladosporium trichoides, was isolated and cultured from a lesion
in the cerebellum and from smaller lesions in the liver, kidney and spleen
of a dog which had a history of behavioural changes, ataxia and collapse.
Histopathological examination showed the cerebellar lesion to be a purulant
granuloma which contained brown, septate hypae and structures resembling
conidia. The source of infection was not traced and no predisposing factors
were apparent. As far as is known, this is the first record of the condition
in animals in southern Africa and the first report anywhere of this
condition in the dog.