Systemic mycobacteriosis associated with avian polyomavirus infection was diagnosed histologically in an 8-year-old, captive European goldfinch with a history of nervous signs. Severe mycobacterial lesions were observed in the central nervous system, lungs, cervical air sacs and adrenal glands, without involvement of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to mycobacteriosis, intranuclear inclusions, typical of polyomavirus, were identified in the adrenal glands. Polymerase chain reaction assays were used to identify Mycobacterium genavense and finch polyomavirus as the causative agents. The absence of involvement of the gastrointestinal tract and the severity of the lesions in the respiratory tract suggested that inhalation may have been the primary route of infection with M. genavense.

Mycobacterium genavense and avian polyomavirus co-infection in a European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) / G. Manarolla, E. Liandris, G. Pisoni, P. Moroni, R. Piccinini , T. Rampin. - In: AVIAN PATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0307-9457. - 36:5(2007), pp. 423-426.

Mycobacterium genavense and avian polyomavirus co-infection in a European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

G. Manarolla
Primo
;
E. Liandris
Secondo
;
G. Pisoni;P. Moroni;R. Piccinini
Penultimo
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T. Rampin
Ultimo
2007

Abstract

Systemic mycobacteriosis associated with avian polyomavirus infection was diagnosed histologically in an 8-year-old, captive European goldfinch with a history of nervous signs. Severe mycobacterial lesions were observed in the central nervous system, lungs, cervical air sacs and adrenal glands, without involvement of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to mycobacteriosis, intranuclear inclusions, typical of polyomavirus, were identified in the adrenal glands. Polymerase chain reaction assays were used to identify Mycobacterium genavense and finch polyomavirus as the causative agents. The absence of involvement of the gastrointestinal tract and the severity of the lesions in the respiratory tract suggested that inhalation may have been the primary route of infection with M. genavense.
Mycobacterium genavense; avian polyomavirus; Carduelis carduelis; histopathology
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