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1 October 1998 Intestinal Lymphosarcoma in Captive African Hedgehogs
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Two captive adult female African hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) had inappetance and bloody diarrhea for several days prior to death. Both hedgehogs had ulceration of the small intestine and hepatic lipidosis. Histopathology revealed small intestinal lymphosarcoma with metastasis to the liver. Extracellular particles that had characteristics of retroviruses were observed associated with the surface of some neoplastic lymphoid cells by transmission electron microscopy. These are the first reported cases of intestinal lymphosarcoma in African hedgehogs.

Raymond, Clarke, and Schafer: Intestinal Lymphosarcoma in Captive African Hedgehogs
James T. Raymond, Kathy-Anne Clarke, and Kenneth A. Schafer "Intestinal Lymphosarcoma in Captive African Hedgehogs," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(4), 801-806, (1 October 1998). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-34.4.801
Received: 14 January 1998; Published: 1 October 1998
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