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An interesting neurologic case in a lovebird (Agapornis fisheri).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16931371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The pathogenic agent of proventricular dilatation disease causes a lymphoplasmacytic inflammation of the central peripheral nervous systems. Usually, the splanchnic nerves are affected, with resultant gastrointestinal dysfunction and clinical signs related to this. When the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves are affected, neurologic signs may be present in various degrees. This case emphasizes the importance of necropsy and histopathologic examination in making a diagnosis and treatment.
Alessandro Melillo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1094-9194     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-25     Completed Date:  2007-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815628     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinica Veterinaria Omniavet, Piazza G. Omiccioli 5, 00125 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Bird Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Proventriculus / pathology*
Stomach Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*

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