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1 June 2017 MYCOBACTERIUM INTRACELLULARE INFECTION CAUSING A RETROPERITONEAL MASS IN A BINTURONG (ARCTICTIS BINTURONG)
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A 19-yr-old castrated male binturong (Arctictis binturong) with a history of recurrent pyogranulomatous panniculitis, lymphangitis, and dermatitis was presented for evaluation of hyporexia and tenesmus. A large caudal abdominal mass was palpated on physical examination. On ultrasound, the mass encircled and obstructed the left ureter, resulting in hydroureter and hydronephrosis. The animal was euthanized, and necropsy revealed a large retroperitoneal pyogranuloma with acid-fast organisms identified in both the mass and the perineal skin. The acid-fast organisms within the retroperitoneal mass were identified as Mycobacterium intracellulare by PCR. This case represents an unusual presentation of M. intracellulare in a novel species.

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Laura Adamovicz, Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Ashley Talley, John M. Cullen, Eli B. Cohen, Petra Bizikova, and Vanessa Grunkemeyer "MYCOBACTERIUM INTRACELLULARE INFECTION CAUSING A RETROPERITONEAL MASS IN A BINTURONG (ARCTICTIS BINTURONG)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(2), 544-548, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1638/2016-0117R.1
Received: 10 December 2016; Published: 1 June 2017
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