Accession Number:

ADA218031

Title:

Diagnostic Exercise: Neurologic Disorder in a Cat

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-21

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This report documents the fifth reported occurrance of cerebral phaeophyphomycosis in cats. Because mycotic encephalitis was not considered in the differential diagnosis, fungal cultures were not performed. The most likely etiologic agent, based on site specificity and morphology, is Xylohypha Cladosporium bantiana. The most common route of transmission is by aerosol. Although rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of slowly progressive neurologic disease, especially in immunosuppressed individuals. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE