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The histopathology of naturally-occurring cutaneous leishmaniasis in the reservoir host, Psammomys obesus.

Authors
  • Elbihari, S1
  • el-Hassan, A M
  • 1 Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique et de ses filiales
Publication Date
1987
Volume
80
Issue
4
Pages
615–623
Identifiers
PMID: 3326687
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ears from infected Psammomys obesus, the gerbil reservoir host of Leishmania major, were histopathologically studied. The histopathology was a chronic localized infection consisting of an epithelioid granuloma with greatly increased populations of mast cells, melanocytes and melanophores; ulceration was present and parasites were always very few and inside parasitophorus vacuoles.

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