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J Med Primatol. 2014 Apr;43(2):118-21. doi: 10.1111/jmp.12094. Epub 2013 Dec 23.

Hemorrhagic colitis associated with Salmonella enterica serotype Infantis infection in a captive western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in Brazil.

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Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Enteric diseases are among the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in gorillas, and it is often caused by bacteria.

METHODS:

A thirteen-year-old captive female western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) developed hemorrhagic diarrhea. Despite the treatment, the animal died 7 days after the onset of clinical signs. The animal was submitted to a thorough pathological and microbiological evaluation.

RESULTS:

Pathologic examination revealed a severe acute hemorrhagic colitis, neutrophilic splenitis, glomerulitis, and interstitial pneumonia. Salmonella enterica serotype Infantis was isolated from a mesenteric lymph node.

CONCLUSION:

A diagnosis of hemorrhagic colitis associated with Salmonella enterica serotype Infantis was established.

KEYWORDS:

Salmonella enterica serotype Infantis; hemorrhagic enteritis; primate; salmonellosis

PMID:
24359673
DOI:
10.1111/jmp.12094
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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