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Cervical necrotizing fasciitis and myositis in a western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19239573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 39-yr-old wild-caught, female western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) died during an immobilization to assess swelling and apparent pain of the cervical region. Necropsy revealed a fistulous tract containing plant material in the oropharynx, above the soft palate, communicating with a left-sided cervical necrotizing fasciitis and myositis. Alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus and Prevotella sp. were isolated from the cervical lesion. This is a report of cervical necrotizing fasciitis in a western lowland gorilla.
M C Allender; S L McCain; E C Ramsay; J Schumacher; M R S Ilha
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical primatology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1600-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-22     Completed Date:  2009-09-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320626     Medline TA:  J Med Primatol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ape Diseases / pathology*
Bacteroidaceae Infections / pathology,  veterinary*
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / pathology,  veterinary*
Fatal Outcome
Gorilla gorilla*
Myositis / pathology,  veterinary*
Neck / pathology*
Streptococcal Infections / pathology,  veterinary*

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