Spectacular manifestations of systemic diseases of the snake: a histopathological description of four cases

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Mari-Ann Otkjær Da Silva, Mads Frost Bertelsen, Steffen Heegaard, Michael M Garner

This paper reports histopathological findings in the spectacles of four snakes diagnosed with systemic gout, inclusion body disease, disseminated lymphoma and myeloproliferative disease, respectively. Gout was characterised by urate ghost tophi in the stroma and outer epithelium of the spectacle. Inclusion body disease affected all layers of the spectacle with intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusions. Two cases of neoplasia, lymphoma and myeloproliferative disease, affected the ocular adnexa and the spectacular transition zone. These cases provide novel insight into how the spectacle may respond to four different systemic diseases with world-wide distribution.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Zoo and Aquarium research
Vol/bind3
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)43-46
Antal sider4
ISSN2214-7594
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 30 apr. 2015

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  • Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet - Boa constrictor constrictor, gout, inclusion body disease, lymphoma, Morelia spilota, myeloproliferative disease, Nerodia sipedon, Pantherophis vulpinus, snake, spectacle

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