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Source:2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)

Alternaria species infection in nine domestic cats

  1. Charlotte Dye, BVM&S, PhD, DSAM (feline), MRCVS, Doctor1,*
  2. Elizabeth M. Johnson, PhD, Doctor2
  3. Timothy J. Gruffydd-Jones, BVet Med, PhD, DipECVIM, MRCVS, Professor2
  1. 1 The Feline Centre, Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, UK
  2. 2 HPA Mycology Reference Laboratory, Myrtle Road, Kingsdown, Bristol, UK
  1. *c.dye{at}bristol.ac.uk

Abstract

A case series of nine domestic cats with culture-confirmed Alternaria species infection is presented, with conclusions drawn regarding signalment, clinical signs, treatment and outcome. Middle aged neutered males were over-represented and all presented with cutaneous lesions involving the extremities (nose, pinnae and digits). Lesions were mainly slow-growing, poorly circumscribed nodules or plaques but some also presented as non-healing wounds. A combination of surgical excision with adjunctive medical therapy appeared to be the most successful treatment option but long courses of medical therapy were generally required and recurrence was common.

  • Accepted July 10, 2008.
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