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KOMMERS, Glaucia Denise et al. Granulomatous cryptococcal pneumonia in a horse. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2005, vol.35, n.4, pp. 938-940. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782005000400032.
A case of cryptococcal granulomatous pneumonia is described in an 8-year-old, male, Quarter Horse with chronic laminitis of 2 years duration. Multiple soft gelatinous nodules were randomly distributed in the lungs. Microscopically, there were cavities filled with numerous yeast-like organisms surrounded by a clear halo and evoking a mild granulomatous reaction. An Alcian blue- and PAS-positive mucinous capsule surrounded the yeast-like structures morphologically typical of Cryptococcus neoformans.
Keywords : Cryptococcus neoformans; equine; pneumonia; pathology.