ABOUT FUNGI INFESTATION.
Vargas Gonzalez J.Alvaro-FM
jalvaro at servidor.dgsca.unam.mx
Mon Dec 23 15:55:36 EST 1996
Hello Dear urodele researchers:
At the labo we have had axolotls organisms developing fungi
infestation. This is a very uncommon problem for me, it appearence as
white cotton-like covering the skin of the limbs and it destroy
epithelium and muscle and produce swelling and edema of these (one or two
limbs generally). This abnormality cause immobility and necrosis of
tissues and the fungi it may to invade other regions of animals's body
and to killer it finally. Aditionally, the fungi become like a
filament less aggressive that appeared in the tail fin.
We suspect this problem was originated from any fishes as food;
however this fungi was not detectable in fishes and any of they developed
infestation after axolotl does.
We have intented the treatment with common antimicrobial agents,
however it has been inefficient. Do you had seen it some time? What do you
suggest me? Thanks in advance.
P.S. Merry Christmas and the best wishes for 1997 year.
Alvaro Vargas Gonzalez
Departamento de Farmacologia
Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
1er. Piso, Edificio D
Tel. 91 (5) 6 23 21 64
Fax 6 16 14 89
E-mail jalvaro at servidor.unam.mx
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