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Boehm, Teresa M. S. A.; Parzefall, Birgitt; Klinger, Christoph J.; Wielaender, Franziska; Udraite-Vovk, Laura; Scabell, Peter and Müller, Ralf S. (2020): Recurrent polyp formation with Candida tropicalis infection and otitis in a dog. In: Tieraerztliche Praxis Ausgabe Kleintiere Heimtiere, Vol. 48, No. 05: pp. 365-368

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To describe a case of a recurrent Candida tropicalis otitis-externa, media and interna in a dog with an ear polyp. A 9-year-old Irish Setter was presented with 2 episodes of otitis sinistra, left-sided vestibular syndrome and Horner syndrome 7 months apart. At the first episode a benign ear polyp was extracted and Candida tropicalis cultured from the left middle ear. The neurological signs disappeared within 7 days, the Candida infection was more difficult to treat. Seven months later, a polyp was found in the ear again and cytology was consistent with Candida tropicalis. A unilateral left total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy was performed and a middle ear culture confirmed Candida tropicalis. Treatment led to resolution of clinical signs. Candida tropicalis, an emerging pathogen, should be considered in cases of recurrent yeast otitis and may be difficult to treat.

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