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Recommendation for the Most Effective Itraconazole Treatment of Serious Fungal Infections

Recommendation for the Most Effective Itraconazole Treatment of Serious Fungal Infections

FINDINGS FROM A RECENT CLINICAL STUDY PERFORMED AT MIRAVISTA DIAGNOSTICS
Improve Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis in Dogs with Combined Testing

Improve Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis in Dogs with Combined Testing

Coccidioidomycosis, a fungal infection endemic to the desert Southwestern United States, regions of South America, Central America, and Mexico is caused by the dimorphic fungi Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii.  Dogs are typically exposed by inhalation of the spores from soil, and they often develop only subclinical or mild respiratory disease. In severe cases, dissemination...
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Antibody Testing Can Differentiate Histoplasmosis from Blastomycosis.

Antibody Testing Can Differentiate Histoplasmosis from Blastomycosis.

A 6-year-old Labrador retriever from Kentucky presented with sudden onset of coughing, lethargy and inappetence. Thoracic radiographs revealed diffuse nodular interstitial pulmonary infiltrates and tracheobronchial lymphadenopathy, suggestive of a systemic mycosis. The veterinarian submitted urine for both Blastomyces and Histoplasma antigen tests, with results of 4.5 ng/mL and 6.8 ng/mL, respectively. QUESTION: What diagnostic tests...
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Improve Canine Blastomycosis Diagnosis with Blastomyces Antibody EIA

Improve Canine Blastomycosis Diagnosis with Blastomyces Antibody EIA

MVISTA® Blastomyces Canine Antibody lgG EIA
Itraconazole Drug Level Monitoring

Itraconazole Drug Level Monitoring

Itraconazole concentration monitoring for patients with serious mycoses
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