PMID: 6988991Mar 1, 1980Paper

Aspergillus nidulans and Aspergillus fumigatus as causal agents of bovine mastitis

Sabouraudia
M SchällibaumH König

Abstract

Five cases of bovine udder aspergillosis diagnosed clinically and confirmed by repeated demonstration of fungal hyphae in KOH preparations and isolation of the organism from milk sediments are described. In one case the fungus was identified as Aspergillus nidulans, in the other 4 cases as A. fumigatus. The most pronounced features in altered udders were multiple abscesses with distinctive colonies of fungal hyphae in the centres, embedded in cell detritus, neutrophils and macrophages. These purulent centres were surrounded by varying amounts of granulation tissue. Two cases revealed purulent galactophoritis suggesting an ascending infection through the lactiferous ducts. In one case no changes of the milk ducts were observed. In this case haematogenous infection of the udder cannot be excluded.

References

Jul 1, 1978·New Zealand Veterinary Journal·K G ThompsonM G Carman

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Mar 8, 2013·Mycotoxin Research·M PellegrinoL Cavaglieri
Jun 1, 1994·APMIS : Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, Et Immunologica Scandinavica·B AalbaekA Huda
Nov 1, 1995·Journal of Comparative Pathology·F A GuhadJ Hau
Jul 31, 1998·Veterinary Pathology·V PérezH E Jensen
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Related Concepts

Aspergillosis
Aspergillus fumigatus
Aspergillus nidulans
Bos indicus
Udder
Mastitis, Bovine

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Aspergillosis is the name given to a wide variety of diseases caused by infection by fungi of the genus Aspergillus. Aspergillosis occurs in chronic or acute forms which are clinically very distinct. Most cases of acute aspergillosis occur in patients with severely compromised immune systems. Chronic colonization or infection can cause complications in people with underlying respiratory illnesses. Discover the latest research on aspergillosis here.