Histoplasmosis infection in two cats from California

J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. Mar-Apr 2004;40(2):165-9. doi: 10.5326/0400165.

Abstract

Systemic mycotic infections are typically localized to specific geographic regions of the country, because the organisms involved have certain environmental requirements for growth. Suspicion of infection relies on travel to or residence in recognized endemic regions. This report describes infection with histoplasmosis in two indoor cats from central California, an area not considered to be endemic for the disease. Systemic mycotic infections should be considered as differential diagnoses in any cat with compatible clinical signs, regardless of travel history or residence, especially if the cat is presented within a recognized endemic region.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • California / epidemiology
  • Cat Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cat Diseases / drug therapy
  • Cat Diseases / epidemiology
  • Cats
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / diagnosis
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / drug therapy
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / epidemiology
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / veterinary*
  • Female
  • Histoplasma / isolation & purification
  • Histoplasmosis / diagnosis
  • Histoplasmosis / drug therapy
  • Histoplasmosis / epidemiology
  • Histoplasmosis / veterinary*
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use*
  • Pneumonia / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia / drug therapy
  • Pneumonia / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia / veterinary*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Itraconazole