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Naturally Occurring Parelaphostrongylus tenuis-Associated Choriomeningitis in a Guinea Pig With Neurologic Signs.
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PMID:  23238578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
An adult male guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) with a 1-month history of hind limb paresis, torticollis, and seizures was euthanized and submitted for necropsy. Gross examination was unremarkable, but histologic examination revealed multifocal eosinophilic and lymphoplasmacytic choriomeningitis and cross sections of nematode parasites within the leptomeninges of the midbrain and diencephalon. Morphologic features of the nematode were consistent with a metastrongyle, and the parasite was identified as Parelaphostrongylus tenuis by polymerase chain reaction testing and nucleotide sequencing. Further questioning of the owner revealed that the guinea pig was fed grass from a yard often grazed by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of a naturally occurring P. tenuis infection in a guinea pig.
T Southard; H Bender; S E Wade; C Grunenwald; R W Gerhold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1544-2217     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0312020     Medline TA:  Vet Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Ithaca NY, USA.
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