Pseudallescheria boydii keratomycosis in a dog.

PubMed ID: 1559876

Author(s): Smedes SL, Miller PE, Dubielzig RR. Pseudallescheria boydii keratomycosis in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 Jan 15;200(2):199-202. PMID 1559876

Journal: Journal Of The American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 200, Issue 2, Jan 1992

A dog that had a chronic history of keratoconjunctivitis sicca and was being treated topically with antibiotics and corticosteroids was examined for evaluation of a melting corneal ulcer. Cytologic examination and cultures revealed the pathogen to be Pseudallescheria boydii, a saprophytic fungus. The eye was surgically removed and evaluated histologically. Fungal keratitis is rarely reported in dogs, but needs to be considered in refractory infections or in dogs treated with antibiotics or corticosteroids.