Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010
Brucella ceti Infection in Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)
|Brain||NS||Slight subacute meningitis||Glial cells||NT||Brucella isolate|
|Uterus||Congestion and hyperplasia||Slight subacute endometritis||Mononuclear cells under the endormetrial epithelium||NT||NT|
|Mammary gland||Congestion||Well-developed acini with milk||Mononuclear cells between acini, acinar cells, and milk||NT||NT|
|Liver||Multifocal red to dark red spots||Coagulative necrosis||Mononuclear cells in portal areas||NT||NT|
|Lungs||Multifocal acute necrotizing thrombo-embolic pneumonia||Acute purulent pneumonia, severe subacute to chronic interstitial pneumonitis||Mononuclear cells and nematode larvae||NT||Brucella isolate|
|Lymph nodes||Hyperplasia||Lymphoid depletion||Mononuclear cells near the capsule||NT||NT|
|Skin and genital split||Multiple acute to chronic ulcers||Acute ulcerative dermatitis with ballooning degeneration||Balloon degenerated epithelial cells and inflammatory infiltrate||Intracellular coccoid bacteria (genital ulcer)||NT|
|Spleen||Hypoplasia||Lymphoid depletion||Mononuclear cells near the splenic capsule and between splenic corpuscles||NT||NT|
*NS, not significant; NT, not tested.
†With polyclonal antibody against B. melitensis.
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