Disseminated paracoccidioidomycosis in a Southern two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus).

Laboratorio Central Regional de Monterrey, Comité para el Fomento y Protección Pecuaria del Estado de Nuevo León, A.C., Terrenos de la Exposición Ganadera, Ciudad Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico.
Journal of comparative pathology (Impact Factor: 1.73). 10/2010; 144(2-3):231-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2010.08.012
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ABSTRACT A Southern two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus), originally acquired from French Guiana, died while maintained in quarantine in a pet store in Monterrey, Mexico. Large yeast cells with multiple buds compatible with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis were observed in disseminated granulomatous lesions in the lungs, liver, spleen and kidney. Transmission electron microscopical examination supported the diagnosis. This is the first report of paracoccidioidomycosis in a two-toed sloth.

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