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9 July 2019 Pyometra Caused by Staphylococcus lentus in a Wild European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
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A severely debilitated, free-living adult female European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) was presented for rehabilitation. It died overnight, and postmortem examination revealed a closed pyometra. Histopathology confirmed metritis with endometrial hyperplasia, and Staphylococcus lentus was isolated from the purulent uterine material. Staphylococcus lentus has not been previously reported to cause infections in European hedgehogs.

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Andreia Garcês, Patrícia Poeta, Vanessa Soeiro, Sara Lóio, Anicia Cardoso-Gomes, Carmén Torres, and Isabel Pires "Pyometra Caused by Staphylococcus lentus in a Wild European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(3), 724-727, (9 July 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-06-158
Received: 24 June 2018; Accepted: 14 November 2018; Published: 9 July 2019
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