Toxoplasmosis in emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator): case report

Authors

  • Sabrina Epiphanio Universidade de São Paulo; Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia; Departamento de Patologia
  • José Luiz Catão-Dias Universidade de São Paulo; Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia; Departamento de Patologia
  • Marcelo Alcindo de Barros Vaz Guimarães Fundação Parque Zoológico

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95961999000200003

Keywords:

Toxoplasma gondii, Primates, Saguinus imperator, immunohistochemistry

Abstract

A case of toxoplasmosis in an adult male emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is reported. The primate was found dead and no clinical sign was noticed before death. Pathological findings included moderate to severe interstitial pneumonia, multifocal necrotizing hepatitis and multifocal to coalescing necrotizing lymphadenitis. Immunohistochemistry assays (strepto-avidin-biotin-peroxidase) performed on paraffin embedded tissues (lung, lymph nodes, liver, spleen, heart, intestine and adipose tissue) were strongly positive for Toxoplasma gondii.

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Published

1999-01-01

Issue

Section

VETERINARY MEDICINE

How to Cite

1.
Epiphanio S, Catão-Dias JL, Guimarães MA de BV. Toxoplasmosis in emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator): case report. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 1999 Jan. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];36(2):72-4. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/5764