Granulomatous myocarditis caused by Candida albicans in a canary (Serinus canaria)

Giuseppe Marruchella, Gianluca Todisco, Silvia D'Arezzo, Giovanni Di Guardo, Maria Grazia Paglia

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Candida albicans is among the major agents of mucous membrane mycosis in humans and animals, with systemic and deep infections observed in immunocompromised hosts. We describe a case of fatal granulomatous myocarditis caused by C albicans in a 20-day-old canary (Serinus canaria). The etiologic diagnosis was confirmed by identifying characteristic morphologic features of the organism, combined with histochemical staining, and followed by the use of ad hoc biomolecular analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011


  • avian
  • avian pathology
  • canary
  • Candida albicans
  • granulomatous myocarditis
  • histochemistry
  • molecular biology
  • polymerase chain reaction
  • Serinus canaria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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