Cryptococcosis in a llama (Lama glama).

TitleCryptococcosis in a llama (Lama glama).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBildfell RJ, Long P, Sonn R
JournalJournal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc
Volume14
Issue4
Pagination337-9
Date Published2002 Jul
ISSN1040-6387
KeywordsAnimals, Brain, Camelids, New World, Cryptococcosis, Kidney, Lung, Male, Nervous System Diseases, Spinal Cord
Abstract

Cryptococcosis was diagnosed in a 17-year-old male llama that had been euthanatized following an acute onset of neurologic disease. Tissues affected included the brain, spinal cord, lung, and kidney. The character of the leukocytic response varied from minimal to pyogranulomatous. Cryptococcosis has not been previously reported in a llama, although the infection has been described in 2 other species of New World camelids. The pathogenesis of cryptococcosis is briefly reviewed.

Alternate JournalJ. Vet. Diagn. Invest.