Equine histoplasmosis presenting as a tumor in the abdominal cavity

Nunes, Jairo, Mackie, John T. and Kiupel, Matti (2006) Equine histoplasmosis presenting as a tumor in the abdominal cavity. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 18 5: 508-510. doi:10.1177/104063870601800519

Author Nunes, Jairo
Mackie, John T.
Kiupel, Matti
Title Equine histoplasmosis presenting as a tumor in the abdominal cavity
Journal name Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1040-6387
Publication date 2006-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/104063870601800519
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 5
Start page 508
End page 510
Total pages 3
Place of publication Columbia, Mo.
Publisher American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
Language eng
Subject 070709 Veterinary Pathology
Abstract A 3.5-year-old Thoroughbred mare presented at necropsy with a large mass at the root of the mesentery and multiple smaller mesenteric masses. The mucosa of the small intestine contained numerous raised nodules. Histologic examination revealed severe granulomatous mesenteric lymphadenitis and enteritis. Epithelioid macrophages and multinucleated giant cells frequently contained numerous intracytoplasmic yeast organisms, which were strongly positive on immunohistochemical staining when using a polyclonal antibody against Histoplasma spp. A diagnosis of abdominal histoplasmosis was made based on the gross, microscopic, and immunohistochemical findings.
Keyword Veterinary clinical pathology
Veterinary medicine - Diagnosis
Histoplasma capsulatum
mesenteric lymph nodes
small intestine
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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