Diagnosis of Atoxoplasmosis in a Canary (Serinus canarius) by Histopathologic and Ultrastructural Examination

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2000
Authors:Quiroga, MI, Alemañ, N, Vázquez, S, Nieto, JM
Journal:Avian Diseases
Volume:44
Issue:2
Date Published:2000
ISBN Number:00052086
Keywords:Fringillidae, Serinus, Serinus canaria, Serinus serinus
Abstract:Our paper describes pathologic and ultrastructural features of a canary (Serinus canarius) infected by Atoxoplasma sp. Histologically, numerous mononuclear cells were observed in intestinal mucosa, liver, and spleen. Most of these cells contained a variable number of protozoal-like organisms. These organisms were identified as Atoxoplasma sp. by ultrastructural examination of reprocessed paraffin-embedded tissues. /// Este artículo describe las características patológicas y ultraestructurales de las lesiones observadas en la infección espontánea por Atoxoplasma sp. en canarios. Histológicamente se observaron numerosas células mononucleares en la mucosa intestinal, hígado y bazo. La mayoría de estas células contenían un número variable de organismos de morfología similar a parásitos protozoos. Estos organismos fueron identificados como Atoxoplasma sp. mediante el examen ultraestructural de tejidos incluidos en parafina.
URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/1592564
Short Title:Avian Diseases
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