First recorded outbreak of Veronaea botryosa in North American amphibians: Clinicopathologic features of a rare cause of phaeohyphomycosis in captive White’s tree frogs (Litoria caerulea)

Mayer, Treana, Moskaluk, Alexandra E., Kolby, Jonathan E., Russell, Michael, Schaffer, Paula, and Fagre, Anna C. (2022) First recorded outbreak of Veronaea botryosa in North American amphibians: Clinicopathologic features of a rare cause of phaeohyphomycosis in captive White’s tree frogs (Litoria caerulea). Medical Mycology Case Reports, 38. pp. 13-17.

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Abstract

We describe fatal phaeohyphomycosis due to Veronaea botryosa in captive White’s tree frogs (Litoria caerulea), the first confirmed report in amphibians in North America. Over 15 months, six frogs developed ulcerative dermatitis on distal extremities/ventrum, which in one animal progressed to vasculitis and necrotizing osteomyelitis. All six frogs died. Clinicopathologic findings, diagnostic challenges, and control are discussed. Emerging fungi such as V. botryosa pose serious concerns for zoonosis and potential spread through the pet trade.

Item ID: 76346
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2211-7539
Keywords: Amphibian, Emerging fungal disease, Phaeohyphomycosis, Veronaea, Zoonotic
Copyright Information: © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Date Deposited: 12 May 2023 03:29
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