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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

Letter

Chrysosporium sp. Infection in Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes

Matthew C. AllenderComments to Author , Michael Dreslik, Sarah Wylie, Christopher Phillips, Daniel B. Wylie, Carol Maddox, Martha A. Delaney, and Michael J. Kinsel
Author affiliations: University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA

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Chrysosporium sp. fungal infection in eastern massasagauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus). A) Facial dermatitis and cellulitis caused by Chrysosporium sp. infection in rattlesnake from Carlyle, Illinois, USA; B) close-up showing maxillary fang destruction. C) Maxillary dermal and subcutaneous fungal granuloma (circled area). Hematoxylin and eosin stain, original magnification ×2, scale bar = 500 μm. D) Granuloma center with large numbers of fungal hyphae. Grocott methenamine silver

FigureChrysosporium sp. fungal infection in eastern massasagauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus). A) Facial dermatitis and cellulitis caused by Chrysosporium sp. infection in rattlesnake from Carlyle, Illinois, USA; B) close-up showing maxillary fang destruction. C) Maxillary dermal and subcutaneous fungal granuloma (circled area). Hematoxylin and eosin stain, original magnification ×2, scale bar = 500 μm. D) Granuloma center with large numbers of fungal hyphae. Grocott methenamine silver stain, original magnification ×10, scale bar = 100 μm.

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