Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a dog associated with Geastrum triplex spores

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Author(s)

  • Joanna Whitney
  • Niek Beijerink
  • Patricia Martin
  • Jessica Talbot
  • Vanessa Barrs

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-124
Journal / PublicationMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume2
Online published30 May 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Abstract

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a syndrome reported in humans, and occasionally animals, that results from the inhalation of very small antigenic particles (usually <5 μm) that are able to reach the alveolar space. This is the first report of hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a dog in Australia and the first associated with Geastrum triplex spores. Diagnosis was based on known antigen exposure, physical findings, radiographic signs of interstitial lung disease and molecular identification of Geastrum triplex in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. © 2013 The Authors.

Research Area(s)

  • Canine, Geastrum triplex, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Lycoperdonosis, Puffball

Citation Format(s)

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a dog associated with Geastrum triplex spores. / Whitney, Joanna; Beijerink, Niek; Martin, Patricia; Talbot, Jessica; Barrs, Vanessa.

In: Medical Mycology Case Reports, Vol. 2, 2013, p. 122-124.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review