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
Date Published2002 Jul
KeywordsSpinal Cord

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.