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1 April 1988 ENDOGENOUS LIPID PNEUMONIA IN OPOSSUMS FROM LOUISIANA
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Endogenous lipid pneumonia was present in 19 of 27 opossums (Didelphis virginiana) trapped in the vicinity of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The severity of lesions varied from small pleural and subpleural aggregates of foamy macrophages with minimal disruption of pulmonary architecture to large nodular accumulations of foam cells with cholesterol clefts and localized emphysema. The cause of the lipid pneumonia may be related to pulmonary nematode parasite infections, which were evident in 13 of the affected animals.

Brown: ENDOGENOUS LIPID PNEUMONIA IN OPOSSUMS FROM LOUISIANA
Corrie C. Brown "ENDOGENOUS LIPID PNEUMONIA IN OPOSSUMS FROM LOUISIANA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(2), 214-219, (1 April 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.2.214
Received: 6 October 1987; Published: 1 April 1988
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