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Title: Pulmonary and systemic fungal infections in an Atlantic spotted dolphin and a Bryde’s whale, Brazil
Authors: Groch, Kátia Regina
Diaz Delgado, Josue 
Sacristán, Carlos
Oliveira, Denyiélim E.
Souza, Gabriela
Sánchez-Sarmiento, Angélica María
Costa-Silva, Samira
Marigo, Juliana
Castilho, Pedro Volkmer De
Cremer, Marta Jussara
Hoffmann, Aline Rodrigues
Esperón Fajardo,Fernando 
Catão-Dias, José Luiz
UNESCO Clasification: 310907 Patología
240118 Mamíferos
Keywords: Marine mammal
Balaenoptera edeni
Stenella frontalis
Cetacean pathology
Fungal infection, et al
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: 0177-5103
Journal: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 
Abstract: We report the gross and microscopic findings and molecular identification of 2 cases of hyphate fungal infection in cetaceans from Brazil. The first case involved an adult male Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis with localized pulmonary disease characterized by pyogranulomatous and necrotizing bronchopneumonia with intralesional hyphae. The second case involved an adult male Bryde’s whale Balaenoptera edeni with orchitis, periorchitis, mesenteric lymphadenitis and pyogranulomatous bronchopneumonia with intralesional hyphae. PCR analysis from the dolphin’s lung yielded Aspergillus fumigatus, and the fungus from the whale’s mesenteric lymph node showed the greatest identity to Nanniziopsis obscura and Stagonosporopsis cucurbitacearum These cases represent the first reports of pulmonary aspergillosis by A. fumigatus in an Atlantic spotted dolphin and systemic mycosis by a possibly novel Onygenales in marine mammals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/45717
ISSN: 0177-5103
DOI: 10.3354/dao03207
Source: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms [ISSN 0177-5103], v. 128 (1), p. 73-79
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