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1 June 2011 Penicilliosis in an African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)
Giovanni Lanteri, Alessandra Sfacteria, Daniele Macrì, Stefano Reale, Fabio Marino
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Penicillium mycosis, or penicilliosis, is rare in animals. This report describes the clinical signs and pathological, immunohistochemical, and biomolecular findings in a case of avian penicilliosis in a Congo African grey parrot. On gross necropsy, pyogranulomatous changes were identified in the lung, liver, and kidney. Histopathology demonstrated periodic acid Schiff– (PAS) and Grocott-positive hyphae in these tissues. Immunohistochemistry confirmed the genus of the fungus and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmed a high homology with Penicillium chrysogenum.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Giovanni Lanteri, Alessandra Sfacteria, Daniele Macrì, Stefano Reale, and Fabio Marino "Penicilliosis in an African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42(2), 309-312, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.1638/2009-0185.1
Received: 12 July 2010; Published: 1 June 2011
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