Lobomycosis in Inshore and Estuarine Dolphins
Lobomycosis is a
chronic dermal infectious disease affecting
humans and some species of
dolphins but not, to date, freshwater
dolphins. Because this disease is still
considered rare despite the increasing
number of reported cases in humans
and cetaceans, clinical and epidemiologic
information must be accurately
reported to help clarify many of the
unknown aspects of this disease.
We address this point because
after carefully reading the excellent
report by Elsayed et al. on the
fi rst human
case of lobomycosis in Canada,
we noticed that the authors describe
the natural disease as occurring in humans
and marine and freshwater dolphins
only (
1). However, this information
is only partially correct because
to date lobomycosis has not been described
in freshwater dolphins. What
is more worrisome is that this information
is beginning to be referenced
in other published articles (
2). So far,
lobomycosis has been con
fi rmed in 2
species of inshore and estuarine Delphinidae:
1) the common bottlenose
dolphin (
Tursiops truncatus) from
Brazil, the Atlantic coast of the United
States, and Europe and 2) the Guiana
dolphin (
Sotalia guianensis) from the
Surinam River estuary (
38).

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