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Generalized amyloidosis in an Eastern Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci).
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PMID:  22946388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Amyloidosis has been described in a wide range of domestic and wild species and man. A 10-yr-old male Eastern (Mountain) Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) was submitted for postmortem examination after a period of 24-hr malaise. Gross examination found evidence of biventricular cardiac hypertrophy, congestive heart failure, and focal pulmonary abscessation. Histologic changes in the heart were consistent with hypertrophic change. Amyloid deposits were found within the liver, kidney medulla, heart, adrenal cortex, and pituitary gland and were confirmed as reactive systemic amyloid (AA) by immunohistochemistry. The pulmonary abscessation was thought to be the stimulus for excessive serum amyloid associated protein production leading to the reactive systemic amyloidosis. Colloidal goiter was also identified as an incidental finding.
Mark E Wessels; Philip N Hawkins; Noel Walker
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Laboratories Agency Preston, Barton Hall, Garstang Road, Barton, Preston PR3 5HE, United Kingdom.
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