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dc.contributor.authorBurns, Rachel E.
dc.contributor.authorGaffney, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, K. P. R.
dc.contributor.authorArmién, A. G.
dc.contributor.authorPessier, Allan P.
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-27T23:20:51Z
dc.date.available2020-05-27T23:20:51Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier0021-9975
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jcpa.2017.07.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/279
dc.descriptionDescription: This paper describes a thorough diagnostic work up of a case of amyloidosis in one of our collection snakes. Though well-described in mammals and birds, amyloidosis is rare in reptiles, and previous reports have been incompletely characterized. The most common type of this disease is secondary to chronic inflammatory conditions and results in deposition and accumulation of a misfolded protein (amyloid) in tissues. A mycobacterial infection and a liver tumor could have predisposed this snake to amyloidosis. Advanced diagnostic techniques, including electron microscopy and luminescent-conjugated oligothiophene binding, were used for the first time to confirm the diagnosis of amyloidosis in a snake.
dc.description.abstractSummary An adult male African tiger snake (Telescopus semiannulatus) was diagnosed with disseminated mycobacteriosis and a hepatic biliary cystadenocarcinoma. Histologically, the spleen was largely replaced by extracellular deposits of eosinophilic, fibrillar to hyaline material....
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021997517301536
dc.rights© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectCOLUBRIDS
dc.subjectDIAGNOSIS
dc.subjectVETERINARY MEDICINE
dc.subjectINNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
dc.subjectPATHOLOGY
dc.titleSystemic amyloidosis in an African tiger snake (Telescopus semiannulatus)
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Comparative Pathology
dc.source.volume157
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage136
dc.source.endpage140
dcterms.dateAccepted2017
html.description.abstractSummary An adult male African tiger snake (Telescopus semiannulatus) was diagnosed with disseminated mycobacteriosis and a hepatic biliary cystadenocarcinoma. Histologically, the spleen was largely replaced by extracellular deposits of eosinophilic, fibrillar to hyaline material....


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