Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2004;44(4):615-619.
Aspergillus fumigatus infection in Jackass penguin
Kyoo-Tae Kim1, Sung-Whan Jo2, Hwa-Young Son2, Si-Yun Ryu2
1Wild Animal Hospital, Daejeon Zoo Land
2Collage of voterinary Medicine, Chumgnam National University
자카스펭귄에서 발생한 Aspergillus fumigatus 감염증
김규태1, 조성환2, 손화영2, 류시윤2
1대전동물원 동물병원
2충남대학교 수의과대학
Abstract
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.
Key Words: Jackass pengjin, Aspergillus fumigatus, granuloma


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