Rhizopusmycosis in a harbor porpoise from the Baltic Sea

Arno Wünschmann, Ursula Siebert, Reinhard Weiss

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A case of systemic mycosis due to a Rhizopus sp. infection is described in a dead-stranded, 10-yr-old, male harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) found on the beach of Neustadt, Schleswig-Holstein on the Baltic Sea (Germany). At necropsy, granulomatous mycotic lesions in brain, lung, kidneys, testis, and draining lymph nodes were found. In addition, a focal ulcerative gastritis of the first stomach, due to a nematode infection, was present and is suspected to be the portal of entry for the fungus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-573
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1999


  • Case report
  • Harbor porpoise
  • Phocoena phocoena
  • Rhizopus sp.
  • Systemic mycosis

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