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Cerebral Larva Migrans Caused by Baylisascaris spp. in a Free-ranging North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

Author:
Roug, Annette, Clancy, Chad S., Detterich, Cassie, Van Wettere, Arnaud J.
Source:
Journal of wildlife diseases 2016 v.52 no.3 pp. 763-765
ISSN:
0090-3558
Subject:
Baylisascaris, Erethizon dorsatum, brain, encephalitis, larva migrans, necropsy, nematode larvae, wildlife, Utah
Abstract:
A free-ranging North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) from Utah, US, exhibited neurologic symptoms and was submitted for necropsy. Histologic examination of the brain revealed severe encephalitis with an intralesional nematode larva consistent with Baylisascaris spp. Neurologic larva migrans had not been reported in free-ranging porcupines, or from wildlife in Utah.
Agid:
5326616