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1 September 2004 RENAL MYXOSPORIDIASIS IN ASIAN HORNED FROGS (MEGOPHRYS NASUTA)
Ann E. Duncan, Michael M. Garner, Jerri L. Bartholomew, Tim A. Reichard, Robert W. Nordhausen
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Renal myxosporidiasis and associated lesions were seen in Asian horned frogs, Megaphrys nasuta, at the Detroit Zoological Institute and the Toledo Zoo. The organism was identified as Chloromyxum sp. on the basis of histopathology, cytology, and electron microscopy. Histologic changes in the kidneys included varying degrees of renal tubular dilation and necrosis, and mild to severe nonsuppurative tubulointerstitial nephritis associated with vegetative stages of the myxosporidian. This is the second known identification of Chloromyxum sp. in amphibian kidneys, and the first report of death attributed primarily to the parasite.

Ann E. Duncan, Michael M. Garner, Jerri L. Bartholomew, Tim A. Reichard, and Robert W. Nordhausen "RENAL MYXOSPORIDIASIS IN ASIAN HORNED FROGS (MEGOPHRYS NASUTA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 35(3), 381-386, (1 September 2004). https://doi.org/10.1638/03-048
Received: 1 June 2003; Published: 1 September 2004
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