2016-12-08 01:05:22 UTC

Name That Fungal Infection

Dec. 7, 2016

Join an interesting discussion in AGA Community that stemmed from a veterinary case.

If you’ve come across fungal infections like Basidiobolus ranarum or Pythium insidiosum in your practice, a colleague could use your expertise. The discussion, which is featured in the AGA Community forum, stemmed from a veterinary case in Yaokum, Texas, where a dog’s serology was positive for Pythium, but the feces on culture grew a Basidiobolus. 

One response in the thread came from an author of a Gastroenterology article on a similar topic, who explained that the unusual fungal infection in the GI tract often mimics IBD and “presents as a mass-like legion.”

Want to learn more about the case or contribute to the discussion? Share your experience in AGA Community.

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