Patellar blastomycosis in a dog

Abimbola Oshin, Dominique Griffon, Karin Lemberger, James Naughton, Anne Barger

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A 4-year-old, spayed female, mixed-breed dog was presented for evaluation of chronic left hind-limb lameness. Lytic lesions were observed in the left patella on radiographs of the stifle. A biopsy of the patella led to a histopathological diagnosis of blastomycosis. Surgical debridement followed by a 90-day course of itraconazole and physical rehabilitation resolved the clinical signs and stopped the progression of radiographic lesions. Blastomycosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis for stifle joint lameness with lytic lesions in the patella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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