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1 July 2016 Cerebral Larva Migrans Caused by Baylisascaris spp. in a Free-ranging North American Porcupine ( Erethizon dorsatum)
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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.

Annette Roug, Chad S. Clancy, Cassie Detterich, and Arnaud J. Van Wettere "Cerebral Larva Migrans Caused by Baylisascaris spp. in a Free-ranging North American Porcupine ( Erethizon dorsatum)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(3), 763-765, (1 July 2016). https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-11-316
Received: 23 November 2015; Accepted: 1 March 2016; Published: 1 July 2016
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