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Revista de Medicina Veterinaria

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Abstract

ARIAS, Sergio et al. Histoplasmosis meningitis in a dog: case report. Rev. Med. Vet. [online]. 2010, n.20, pp.39-47. ISSN 0122-9354.

Canine Histoplasmosis is an American important disease mostly in the central and southwest part of the United States that has not been yet reported in Colombia. Reports in human beings suggest the presence of this parasite in Colombia. This paper intends to report a case of canine histoplasmosis which was presented to the Small Animal Hospital of La Salle University located at Bogotá- Colombia. The dog showed clinical signs of ataxia, turning, meningoecephalitis, the CSF analysis showed yeast-like of Histoplasma capsulatum. For our information this is one of the first reports of meningoencephalitis by Histoplasma in dogs in Colombia.

Keywords : histoplasma; meningoencephalitis; ehrlichia; canine.

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