The histopathology of naturally-occurring cutaneous leishmaniasis in the reservoir host, Psammomys obesus.
Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
- Published Article
Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique et de ses filiales
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 1987
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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