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An unusual coccidian parasite causing pneumonia in a northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8627925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In June 1993 an unusual coccidian parasite was identified in lung tissue from a northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), collected near Tucson, Arizona (USA), which died in respiratory distress. Histologically, there was evidence of severe, generalized interstitial pneumonia, associated with the parasite. Both asexual and sexual stages were seen. Schizonts, gamonts, and sporulated oocysts were seen in lung tissue. The parasite most closely resembled coccidia of the genus Lankesterella. This is the first report of such a coccidian parasite in the alveolar tissue of a cardinal.
D G Baker; C A Speer; A Yamaguchi; S M Griffey; J P Dubey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  1996 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-24     Completed Date:  1996-06-24     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources Service, Davis 95616, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bird Diseases / parasitology*
Coccidia / isolation & purification
Coccidiosis / parasitology,  veterinary*
Fatal Outcome
Lung / parasitology
Lung Diseases, Parasitic / parasitology,  veterinary*
Pneumonia / parasitology,  veterinary*

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