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1 March 2012 Disseminated Coccidoidomycosis in a Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
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A16-yr-old male koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) presented for nonspecific signs of illness and weight loss. Despite 2 mo of diagnostics and supportive care, the koala's health declined and euthanasia was elected. On histopathologic examination, lesions containing fungal organisms morphologically consistent with coccidioidomycosis were found in the lung, liver, spleen, kidney, lymph node, heart, eye, and bone marrow. Although disseminated infection was present, the koala was IgM and IgG seronegative for Coccidioides spp. 1 mo prior to euthanasia.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Anne Burgdorf-Moisuk, Ilse H. Stalis, and Geoffrey W. Pye "Disseminated Coccidoidomycosis in a Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(1), 197-199, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0180.1
Received: 2 August 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
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