Chronic monolateral otomycosis in a dog caused by Aspergillus ochraceus

Vet Dermatol. 2010 Oct;21(5):522-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3164.2010.00884.x. Epub 2010 Apr 9.

Abstract

Aspergillus ochraceus, a widely distributed filamentous fungus, was isolated and identified by cytology and culture as the cause of unilateral ceruminous purulent otitis in a 4-year-old male mixed-breed dog. The pathogenic role of the fungal isolate was confirmed by a good response to antifungal therapy and the absence of other pathogens. No underlying diseases were identified and the dog recovered after 3 weeks of therapy with oral itraconazole and topical miconazole.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Animals
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Aspergillosis / drug therapy
  • Aspergillosis / microbiology
  • Aspergillosis / veterinary*
  • Aspergillus ochraceus / isolation & purification*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Dogs
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Miconazole / administration & dosage
  • Miconazole / therapeutic use
  • Otitis Externa / drug therapy
  • Otitis Externa / microbiology
  • Otitis Externa / veterinary*

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Itraconazole
  • Miconazole