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Journal March 2011 (Vol 33, No 3)

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Histoplasmosis by Jessica Lin Blache , DVM, DACVIM, Kirk Ryan , DVM, DACVIM, Kenneth Arceneaux , DVM, DACVIM

1. What variety of Histoplasma capsulatum is found in North America?
2. What age group of dogs and cats is most commonly affected by histoplasmosis?
3. What is/are the most common clinical sign(s) of histoplasmosis reported in dogs?
4. What are the most common clinical signs of histoplasmosis in cats?
5. What is the most common abnormality noted on CBCs of dogs and cats with histoplasmosis?
6. What is the most common radiographic abnormality noted in cats with pulmonary histoplasmosis?
7. Which bones appear most affected in dogs and cats with osteomyelitis of histoplasmosis?
8. What is the best way of definitively diagnosing histoplasmosis in dogs and cats?
9. What type of inflammation does histopathologic evaluation of organs affected by histoplasmosis reveal?
10. What is the treatment of choice for histoplasmosis?
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