Mycobacterium liflandii Infection in European Colony of Silurana tropicalis
Patrick Suykerbuyk*, Kris Vleminckx†‡, Frank Pasmans‡, Pieter Stragier*, Anthony Ablordey*§, Hong Thi Tran†‡, Katleen Hermans‡, Michelle Fleetwood, Wayne M. Meyers¶, and Françoise Portaels*
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology of Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium; ‡Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium; §Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Legon, Ghana; ¶Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA;
Figure 2. A) Oviduct, focally expanded by collections of macrophages and yolk (Y) material. Note acid-fast bacilli (AFB) throughout specimens, but concentrated at the periphery (Ziehl-Neelsen [ZN] stain ×25). B) High-power magnification of periphery of oviduct containing macrophages and yolk (Y) material; AFB are concentrated at the periphery (ZN stain ×300). C) Gallbladder with papillary hyperplasia of the mucosa. Note masses of AFB in the lamina propria (LP) of the mucosa (ZN stain ×50). D) High-power magnification of the lamina propria of the gallbladder mucosa showing large numbers of AFB and heterophils (H) (ZN stain ×300).
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