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

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt


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.
TidsskriftJournal of Zoo and Aquarium research
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)43-46
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 30 apr. 2015


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

Antal downloads er baseret på statistik fra Google Scholar og www.ku.dk

Ingen data tilgængelig

ID: 146254590