Lobomycosis in offshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), North Carolina

David S. Rotstein, Leslie G. Burdett, William McLellan, Lori Schwacke, Teri Rowles, Karen A. Terio, Stacy Schultz, Ann Pabst

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Lacazia loboi, a cutaneous fungus, is found in humans and dolphins from transitional tropical (Florida) and tropical (South America) regions. We report 2 cases of lobomycosis in stranded botttlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), and 1 case of lobomycosis-like disease in 1 free-swimming, pelagic, offshore bottlenose dolphin from North Carolina, where no cases have previously been observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-590
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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