Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of blastomycosis in dogs and cats.

  title={Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of blastomycosis in dogs and cats.},
  author={Catharina Br{\"o}mel and Jane E. Sykes},
  journal={Clinical techniques in small animal practice},
  volume={20 4},
Blastomycosis is one of the most common systemic fungal diseases in dogs in North America, but it is rarely diagnosed in cats. The typical route of infection is inhalation of aerosolized conidia of Blastomyces dermatitidis. From the respiratory tract, the developing yeast form may disseminate throughout the body and affect multiple organ systems, most commonly the lymphatic, skeletal and central nervous systems, eyes and skin. Disseminated disease often is associated with nonspecific signs of… CONTINUE READING


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