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1 July 1989 Physaloptera retusa (Nematoda, Physalopteridae) in Naturally Infected Sagebrush Lizards, Sceloporus graciosus (Iguanidae)
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey
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Abstract

Of 292 adult sagebrush lizards (Sceloporus graciosus) examined for the stomach nematode, Physaloptera retusa, 81 (28%) were infected. Attached nematodes caused erosive inflammatory foci in the stomach mucosa. Early lesions were U-shaped. Degenerating gastric glands occurred in the adjacent mucosa. Healed lesions were fibrous connective tissue scars; regenerating gastric glands occurred at the periphery. There were no externally visible signs of infection.

Goldberg and Bursey: Physaloptera retusa (Nematoda, Physalopteridae) in Naturally Infected Sagebrush Lizards, Sceloporus graciosus (Iguanidae)
Stephen R. Goldberg and Charles R. Bursey "Physaloptera retusa (Nematoda, Physalopteridae) in Naturally Infected Sagebrush Lizards, Sceloporus graciosus (Iguanidae)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(3), 425-429, (1 July 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.3.425
Received: 6 October 1988; Published: 1 July 1989
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KEYWORDS
histopathology
Inflammation
lizard
Nematoda
Physaloptera retusa
Sceloporus graciosus
stomach
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