Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2002;42(3):383-387.
Pulmonary Aspergillosis and Renal Oxalosis in an Elk
Jae-Hoon Kim1, Kyung-Il Kang1, Won-Il Kim1, Hyun-Joo Sohn2, Sang-Kyung Lee1, Young-Hwa Jean1
1Pathology Division, National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service
2Foreign Animal Division, National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service
엘크의 폐장 아스퍼질러스증 및 신장 옥살산증
김재훈1, 강경일1, 김원일1, 손현주2, 이상경1, 진영화1
1병리과, 국립수의과학검역원
2해외전염병과, 국립수의과학검역원
A four-year-old male elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) was diagnosed as pulmonary aspergillosis and renal oxalosis. Clinical signs were coughing, sneezing, respiratory distress, salivation, moderate anorexia, and progressive emaciation. Main gross lesions were fibrinopurulent tonsillitis, diffusely fibrinous pleuritis, and distinct lobar pneumonia with purple red in color. Most of the pulmonary lobes had numerous well demarcated 0.5 to 2 cm yellowish white discrete or confluent nodules that were surrounded by pale red zones. Histopathologically, the affected lungs were disseminated necrotizing pyogranulomas including fungal hypae, vasculitis, and diffusely fibronecrotic pleuritis. The renal lesions were composed of extensive tubular necrosis with large numbers of rosette-formation by birefringent oxalate crystals. Aspergillus fumigatus was isolated from lesions of the lungs. It seems to be a first report for pulmonary aspergillalis and renal oxalosis of a farmed elk in Korea.
Key Words: Elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni), Aspergillus fumigatus, pulmonary aspergillalis, renal oxalosis

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