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Peripheral neuritis in psittacine birds with proventricular dilatation disease.
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PMID:  19184947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Necropsies were performed on 14 psittacine birds of various species suspected to have proventricular dilatation disease (PDD). Eight of the birds exhibited neurological signs (seizures, ataxia, tremors and uncoordinated movements) and digestive tract signs (crop stasis, regurgitation, inappetance and presence of undigested food in the faeces). At necropsy, the birds had pectoral muscle atrophy, proventricular and ventricular distention, thinning of the gizzard wall, and duodenal dilation. In addition, five birds had a transparent fluid (0.2 to 1.0 ml) in the subarachnoidal space of the brain, and one bird had dilatation of the right ventricle of the heart. The histological lesions differed from earlier reports of PDD in that peripheral (sciatic, brachial and vagal) neuritis was seen in addition to myenteric ganglioneuritis, myocarditis, adrenalitis, myelitis and encephalitis.
Y Berhane; D A Smith; S Newman; M Taylor; E Nagy; B Binnington; B Hunter
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1465-3338     ISO Abbreviation:  Avian Pathol.     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210638     Medline TA:  Avian Pathol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  563-70     Citation Subset:  -    
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