Carpal intra-articular blastomycosis in a Labrador retriever.

Authors: 
Woods KS, Barry M, Richardson D.
Volume: 
54
Number: 
2
Pages: 
167-70
Journal: 
Can Vet J
Date: 
2013 Feb

A 6-month-old male castrated Labrador retriever was presented for coughing and forelimb lameness. Blastomyces dermatitidis was identified in cytology of sputum and synovial fluid. Repeat arthrocentesis 7 months later revealed resolution of septic arthritis. Fungal septic arthritis should be considered for cases of monoarthritis and may respond to oral itraconazole treatment.

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