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An outbreak of tuberculosis by Mycobacterium bovis in coatis (Nasua nasua).
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PMID:  22779238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, which includes Mycobacterium bovis, infrequently causes severe or lethal disease in captive wildlife populations. A dead coati from a wildlife triage center showing pulmonary lesions compatible with tuberculosis had raised suspicion of a potential disease caused by mycobacteria species and was further investigated. Four native coatis (Nasua nasua) with suspected mycobacterial infection were sedated, and bronchoalveolar lavages and tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) were performed. All animals tested positive upon TST. Mycobacterial culturing, Ziehl-Neelsen staining, and genetic testing were performed on postmortem samples and the etiologic agent was identified as M. bovis. Molecular genetic identification using a polymerase chain reaction panel was crucial to achieving a definitive diagnosis.
Patricia Sayuri Murakami; Fernanda Monego; John L Ho; Andrea Gibson; Ricardo Guilherme D'Otaviano de Castro Vilani; Grazielle Cristina Garcia Soresini; Sonia Regina Brockelt; Sonia Maria Biesdorf; Renata Benicio Neves Fuverki; Sueli Massumi Nakatani; Irina Nastassja Riediger; Ana Laura Grazziotin; Andrea Pires do Santos; Ivan Roque de Barros Filho; Alexander Welker Biondo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-11     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:  338-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Parana, Rua dos Funcionarios 1540, Curitiba, Parana, 80035, Brazil.
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