Voriconazole has previously been cost prohibitive in dogs, and there are few reports of its successful use in canines to treat Byssochlamys sp., intracranial Cladophialophora sp., and CNS aspergillosis, and topically for ocular Malassezia pachydermatis
, Scedosporium sp., Aspergillus sp., and Candida sp.
 An exception to this is Malassezia pachydermatis
which is able to survive in axenic culture without external lipid source.
and cytological examination revealed presence of Malassezia pachydermatis
2011), that are: Malassezia furfur, Malassezia obtusa, Malassezia globosa, Malassezia slooffiae, Malassezia sympodialis, Malassezia pachydermatis
, Malassezia restricta, Malassezia dermatis, Malassezia equina, Malassezia japonica, Malassezia nana, Malassezia yamatoensis, Malassezia caprae and Malassezia cunicoli.
for the treatment of otitis externa in dogs associated with susceptible strains of bacteria (Staphylococcus pseudintermedius) and yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis
is a yeast that is commonly found in the ear canal, between the toes, anal sacs, vagina, and rectum of healthy dogs.
Pickering, "Recovery of Malassezia pachydermatis
from eight infants in a neonatal intensive care nursery," The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol.
Dermatitis associated with Malassezia pachydermatis
in 11 dogs.
(2) Human infections by Malassezia species other than M furfur have been reported, such as, for example Malassezia pachydermatis
. (1,3) We report for the first time, to our knowledge, on a patient with granulomatous dermatitis due to Malassezia sympodialis.