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A case of stranded Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) with lobomycosis-like skin lesions in Kinko-wan, Kagoshima, Japan.

Tajima Y, Sasaki K, Kashiwagi N, Yamada TK - J. Vet. Med. Sci. (2015)

Bottom Line: Lobomycosis is a chronic fungal disease caused by the etiologic agent, Lacazia loboi, in the skin and subcutaneous tissues in humans and dolphins in tropical and transitional tropical climates.An Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) stranded in Kagoshima, Japan, had severe skin lesions characterized by granulomatous reactions and hyperkeratosis that were similar to those of the lobomycosis, but no fungal organism was observed in the skin lesion.In this paper, we report a stranded Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin with lobomycosis-like lesions based on pathological examinations in Japan.

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Affiliation: Division of Vertebrate, Department of Zoology, National Museum of Nature and Science 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0005, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Lobomycosis is a chronic fungal disease caused by the etiologic agent, Lacazia loboi, in the skin and subcutaneous tissues in humans and dolphins in tropical and transitional tropical climates. An Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) stranded in Kagoshima, Japan, had severe skin lesions characterized by granulomatous reactions and hyperkeratosis that were similar to those of the lobomycosis, but no fungal organism was observed in the skin lesion. In this paper, we report a stranded Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin with lobomycosis-like lesions based on pathological examinations in Japan.

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a: Hyperkeratosis in the skin. Bar is 500 µm. b: Dermal and subcutaneous granulomas composed of numerous phagocytic cells, lymphocytes and plasma cells were present. Bar is 20 µm.
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fig_005: a: Hyperkeratosis in the skin. Bar is 500 µm. b: Dermal and subcutaneous granulomas composed of numerous phagocytic cells, lymphocytes and plasma cells were present. Bar is 20 µm.

Mentions: Severe bronchopneumonia with a large amount of the pus in right lobe.


A case of stranded Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) with lobomycosis-like skin lesions in Kinko-wan, Kagoshima, Japan.

Tajima Y, Sasaki K, Kashiwagi N, Yamada TK - J. Vet. Med. Sci. (2015)

a: Hyperkeratosis in the skin. Bar is 500 µm. b: Dermal and subcutaneous granulomas composed of numerous phagocytic cells, lymphocytes and plasma cells were present. Bar is 20 µm.
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fig_005: a: Hyperkeratosis in the skin. Bar is 500 µm. b: Dermal and subcutaneous granulomas composed of numerous phagocytic cells, lymphocytes and plasma cells were present. Bar is 20 µm.
Mentions: Severe bronchopneumonia with a large amount of the pus in right lobe.

Bottom Line: Lobomycosis is a chronic fungal disease caused by the etiologic agent, Lacazia loboi, in the skin and subcutaneous tissues in humans and dolphins in tropical and transitional tropical climates.An Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) stranded in Kagoshima, Japan, had severe skin lesions characterized by granulomatous reactions and hyperkeratosis that were similar to those of the lobomycosis, but no fungal organism was observed in the skin lesion.In this paper, we report a stranded Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin with lobomycosis-like lesions based on pathological examinations in Japan.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Vertebrate, Department of Zoology, National Museum of Nature and Science 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0005, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Lobomycosis is a chronic fungal disease caused by the etiologic agent, Lacazia loboi, in the skin and subcutaneous tissues in humans and dolphins in tropical and transitional tropical climates. An Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) stranded in Kagoshima, Japan, had severe skin lesions characterized by granulomatous reactions and hyperkeratosis that were similar to those of the lobomycosis, but no fungal organism was observed in the skin lesion. In this paper, we report a stranded Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin with lobomycosis-like lesions based on pathological examinations in Japan.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus