Transmural lymphocytic enteritis was diagnosed in thirteen Nashville warblers (Vermivora ruficapilla) during an epornitic with high mortality. In the intestinal lesions, asexual stages of coccidia were present within lymphocytes and asexual and sexual stages of coccidia were present within intestinal villar epithelium. Ultrastructurally, the infiltrating lymphocytes resembled granular (“intraepithelial”) lymphocytes, a cell known to be important in the life cycle of some avian coccidia. Gross and histopathologic features of this enteritis resemble intestinal changes described for Isospora/Atoxoplasma spp. in other passeriformes and lymphoproliferative disease in goldfinches.
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