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1 July 1999 Rhizopusmycosis in a Harbor Porpoise from the Baltic Sea
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A case of systemic mycosis due to a Rhizopus sp. infection is described in a dead-stranded, 10-yr-old, male harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) found on the beach of Neustadt, Schleswig-Holstein on the Baltic Sea (Germany). At necropsy, granulomatous mycotic lesions in brain, lung, kidneys, testis, and draining lymph nodes were found. In addition, a focal ulcerative gastritis of the first stomach, due to a nematode infection, was present and is suspected to be the portal of entry for the fungus.

Wünschmann, Siebert, and Weiss: Rhizopusmycosis in a Harbor Porpoise from the Baltic Sea
Arno Wünschmann, Ursula Siebert, and Reinhard Weiss "Rhizopusmycosis in a Harbor Porpoise from the Baltic Sea," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 35(3), 569-573, (1 July 1999). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-35.3.569
Received: 28 April 1998; Published: 1 July 1999
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