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1 January 1991 Lung Lesions in an Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Associated with Capillaria didelphis
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An opossum (Didelphis virginiana) live-trapped on Parramore Island, Virginia was infected with the lung parasite Capillaria didelphis. Lung lesions associated with this parasite were extensive and consisted of numerous areas with central necrosis deep within the parenchyma. Necrotic foci were present around airways and consisted of a mixture of inflammatory cells and cellular debris, adult nematodes and many bipolar eggs. This parasite causes severe verminous pneumonia in the opossum.

Snyder, Hamir, Hanlon, and Rupprecht: Lung Lesions in an Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Associated with Capillaria didelphis
Daniel E. Snyder, Amir N. Hamir, Cathleen A. Hanlon, and Charles E. Rupprecht "Lung Lesions in an Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Associated with Capillaria didelphis," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(1), (1 January 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.1.175
Received: 7 February 1990; Published: 1 January 1991
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