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Successful multimodal treatment of Paecilomyces lilacinus infection in a dog
  1. Eva Espadale1,
  2. Laura Buckley1,
  3. Stefano Borio2,
  4. Neil McEwan1 and
  5. Vanessa Schmidt1
  1. 1 University of Liverpool, Small Animal Clinical Studies, Neston, UK
  2. 2 DermaVet, Aarau, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Eva Espadale; evae{at}


A four-year-old English springer spaniel was presented with a nine-month history of immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and one-month history of ulcerative skin lesions. Histopathology of the skin lesions identified intralesional fungal yeasts and hyphae. Definitive diagnosis was achieved via culture, which identified the organism as Paecilomyces lilacinus. This report describes the successful management of the first UK documented case of canine P lilacinus infection following tapering of immunosuppressive treatment and combined antifungal therapy.

  • fungal diseases
  • dermatology
  • paecilomyces lilacinus
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  • Competing interests None declared.

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