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Systemic nocardiosis in a hill mynah (Gracula religiosa) a pathological study

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A case of systemic nocardiosis in a hill mynah (Gracula religiosa) studied by pathological techniques, is described. Macroscopically, greyish white nodular lesions of 2 to 8 mm in diam. were seen in the lungs, kidneys, proventriculus, mesentery and muscles of the eye ball. Histologically, there was replacement of normal parenchyma in these organs by areas of caseation necrosis or granulomas with epithelioid andLanghan's giant cells. The organism was gram and PAS positive, but not acid fast. No culture was obtained.

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Iyer, P.K.R., Rao, A.T., Acharjyo, L.N. et al. Systemic nocardiosis in a hill mynah (Gracula religiosa) a pathological study. Mycopathologia et Mycologia Applicata 48, 223–229 (1972).

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