Pulmonary aspergillosis in a slaty-backed gull ( Larus schistisagus )
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Jeong-Sik Yoon, Sang-Chul Kang, Young-Min Yun, Sang Lee, Jae-Hoon Kim
2012 Korean Journal of Veterinary Service  
A female slaty-backed gull (Larus schistisagus) died suddenly without apparent clinical signs. At necropsy, well demarcated 7 to 10 mm yellow to white nodules were presented at the lungs and thoracic cavity. Microscopically, multifocal necrotic granulomas were observed in the lung tissue and amorphous acidophilic fibrin were accumulated in the granuloma and normal alveolar space. Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining demonstrated numerous pinkish red branched hyphae embedded in the center of
more » ... the center of these granulomas. According to fungal culture using Sabouraud's dextrose agar plate, Aspergillus fumigatus was isolated from lung lesions. This is the first report for pulmonary aspergillosis of wild slaty-backed gull in Korea.
doi:10.7853/kjvs.2012.35.1.073 fatcat:a36kvtlm3ffwpd2zttgb7lfjbe