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1 January 1976 LESIONS IN MINK (Mustela vison) INFECTED WITH GIANT KIDNEY WORM (Dioctophyma renale)
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Adult Dioctophyma renale occupied the enlarged renal pelvis of the right kidney of naturally infected mink. Lesions in the kidney parenchyma consisted of connective tissue proliferation in the interstitial tissue, tubular atrophy and fibrosis, and periglomerular fibrosis. The luminal surface of the renal pelvis wall was formed of numerous papillae covered with transitional epithelium. The nematodes in the lumen were bathed in an albuminous fluid containing red blood cells, epithelial cells and D. renale eggs. The left (uninfected) kidney was 60% larger than the left kidney of normal mink.

MACE: LESIONS IN MINK (Mustela vison) INFECTED WITH GIANT KIDNEY WORM (Dioctophyma renale)
T. F. MACE "LESIONS IN MINK (Mustela vison) INFECTED WITH GIANT KIDNEY WORM (Dioctophyma renale)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 12(1), 88-92, (1 January 1976). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-12.1.88
Received: 13 February 1975; Published: 1 January 1976
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