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1 April 2003 Degenerative Encephalopathy in a Coastal Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata) due to Adenoviral-like Infection
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In March 2000, an approximately 30-yr-old, male coastal mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata) presented with disequilibrium and unresponsiveness to stimuli that ultimately lead to euthanasia. Histologically, there were foci of gliosis primarily within the caudal cerebrum, brainstem, and cervical spinal cord. Several glial cells and endothelial cells contained magenta, intranuclear inclusion bodies. Electron microscopy of the inclusions revealed paracrystalline arrays of 79–82 nm, viral-like particles. DNA in situ hybridization of sections of formalin-fixed brain using a mixture of two digoxigenin-end-labeled, adenovirus specific, oligonucleotide probes at low and high stringency was positive for adenovirus.

Raymond, Lamm, Nordhausen, Latimer, and Garner: Degenerative Encephalopathy in a Coastal Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata) due to Adenoviral-like Infection
James T. Raymond, Marnie Lamm, Robert Nordhausen, Ken Latimer, and Michael M. Garner "Degenerative Encephalopathy in a Coastal Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata) due to Adenoviral-like Infection," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(2), 431-436, (1 April 2003). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-39.2.431
Received: 14 January 2002; Published: 1 April 2003
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