Granulomatous hepatitis associated with Hepatozoon sp. meronts in a southern water snake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris)

Edward J. Wozniak, Sam R. Telford, Dale Denardo, G. L. McLaughlin, Jerry F. Butler

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Abstract

A wild-caught adult female southern water snake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) did poorly in captivity. A peripheral blood-film examination demonstrated numerous hemogregarines characterized as fusiform nondividing intraerythrocytic gametocytes. Xenodiagnostic typing in laboratory-reared mosquitoes demonstrated the parasite to be of the genus Hepatozoon. Gross and histopathologic examination of the liver demonstrated numerous granulomas centered on groups of one to six Hepatozoon sp. meronts, an unusual finding in naturally infected wild-caught snakes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume29
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Granulomatous hepatitis
  • Hemogregarine
  • Hepatozoon
  • Pathology

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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • veterinary(all)

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Granulomatous hepatitis associated with Hepatozoon sp. meronts in a southern water snake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris). / Wozniak, Edward J.; Telford, Sam R.; Denardo, Dale; McLaughlin, G. L.; Butler, Jerry F.

In: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 1, 03.1998, p. 68-71.

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Wozniak, Edward J. ; Telford, Sam R. ; Denardo, Dale ; McLaughlin, G. L. ; Butler, Jerry F. / Granulomatous hepatitis associated with Hepatozoon sp. meronts in a southern water snake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris). In: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 1998 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 68-71.
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