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1 September 2010 Successful Treatment of Acute Systemic Anaphylaxis in a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
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This brief communication describes the successful treatment of acute systemic anaphylaxis in a wild-born but captive infant western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the Republic of Congo. The infant demonstrated signs of acute respiratory distress, lingual swelling, and reaction to intradermal tuberculin, given 55 hr earlier. Details of the treatment with steroids, anesthetic induction, and i.v. epinephrine are all reported, and potential antigens that may have initiated the anaphylactic shock are discussed.

David T. S. Hayman, Tony King, and Kenneth Cameron "Successful Treatment of Acute Systemic Anaphylaxis in a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(3), 522-525, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.1638/2009-0027.1
Received: 28 February 2009; Published: 1 September 2010
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