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Aspergillus fumigatus infection in Jackass penguin (자카스펭귄에서 발생한 Aspergillus fumigatus 감염증)

  • Kim, Kyoo-Tae;Jo, Sung-Whan;Son, Hwa-Young;Ryu, Si-Yun
    • Korean Journal of Veterinary Research
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    • v.44 no.4
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    • pp.615-619
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    • 2004
  • 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.