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1 October 1987 Pathology of Pentastomid Infections (Sebekia mississippiensis) in Fish
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Differential pathogenesis was observed in two species of fish naturally infected with the pentastome Sebekia mississippiensis. Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) showed a mild inflammatory response to developing nymphs, whereas swordtails (Xiphophorus helleri) had an extensive granulomatous inflammatory reaction with accompanying hemorrhage, myositis, and myodegeneration. This suggested that certain species of tropical fish reared in the southeastern United States may be at risk to potentially harmful infections with this parasite.

Boyce, Kazacos, Kazacos, and Engelhardt: Pathology of Pentastomid Infections (Sebekia mississippiensis) in Fish
Walter M. Boyce, Evelyn A. Kazacos, Kevin R. Kazacos, and Jeffery A. Engelhardt "Pathology of Pentastomid Infections (Sebekia mississippiensis) in Fish," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(4), (1 October 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.4.689
Received: 14 November 1986; Published: 1 October 1987
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