Aspergillus fumigatus infection in Jackass penguin

자카스펭귄에서 발생한 Aspergillus fumigatus 감염증

  • Kim, Kyoo-Tae (Wild Animal Hospital, Daejeon Zoo Land) ;
  • Jo, Sung-Whan (Collage of voterinary Medicine, Chumgnam National University) ;
  • Son, Hwa-Young (Collage of voterinary Medicine, Chumgnam National University) ;
  • Ryu, Si-Yun (Collage of voterinary Medicine, Chumgnam National University)
  • 김규태 (대전동물원 동물병원) ;
  • 조성환 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 손화영 (충남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 류시윤 (충남대학교 수의과대학)
  • Accepted : 2004.10.05
  • Published : 2004.12.30


A three years old male Jackass penguin(Spheniscus demersus) showed anorexia, depression, respiratory problem for a few days, followed by clinical treatment for 20 days resulted in death. Grossly, multiple white nodules measuring 2~3 mm in diameter were observed in the surface of and inside lung, liver, kidney, thoracic wall. Microscopically, granuloma formations were observed in the lung and liver. The margin of granuloma surrounded by connective tissue barrier and infiltrated lymphocytes, and also observed giant cell near the granuloma. By Periodic acid Schiff reaction, hyphae were detected in granuloma of lung and liver. This case was a chronic and systemic aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus infection in a Jackass penguin at a zoo.


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