Beulah

Species: Dog

Sex: Female

Age: 9

Year: 2009

Country: U.S.A.

Locality: Florida

Survived?: No

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: I believe she caught this disease in Altamonte Springs, Florida; on the Wekiva Trail, a wooded trail where we began walking and then she either ate an acorn or dried worm off the asphalt (which she liked to do). After contracting the disease she no longer wanted to walk at all. She began eating more & more grass, which eventually developed into her throwing up yellow bile on occasion and then as time went on more often...until diagnosis.

Symptoms: No longer wanted to exert herself with long walks.
When she would walk she needed to stop and eat grass.
Vomiting Yellow Bile
Endoscopy with biopsies confirmed Blasto present in stomach.
Did not show heavy breathing problems associated with blasto.

Treatment: Itraconazole, 2x daily 60mg capsules
then
Fluconazole, 1x daily 25 mg

Cost of Treatment: $?$?$? vet visits & w/o diagnosis
$1600 endoscopy w/biopsies confirmed
$260 1 antigen test (w/a neg. result)
$250/30 doses (15 days) Itraconazole

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