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Sarcocystis-associated encephalitis and myocarditis in a wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9645885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A Sarcocystis-like organism was associated with encephalitis and myocarditis in an ataxic, emaciated adult male turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) from Gilmer County, West Virginia. Protozoal schizonts and merozoites were associated with areas of inflammation and occasionally necrosis in both the heart and the brain. The organisms divided by endopolygeny and stained positively with anti-Sarcocystis cruzi serum in an immunohistochemical test.
M B Teglas; S E Little; K S Latimer; J P Dubey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of parasitology     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0022-3395     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-02     Completed Date:  1998-07-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803124     Medline TA:  J Parasitol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  661-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Wild
Bird Diseases / parasitology*,  pathology
Brain / parasitology,  pathology
Encephalitis / parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Heart / parasitology
Immune Sera / immunology
Muscle, Skeletal / parasitology
Myocarditis / parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Myocardium / pathology
Sarcocystis / immunology,  isolation & purification
Sarcocystosis / parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Turkeys / parasitology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immune Sera

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