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1 October 1989 Pyogranulomatous Pneumonias Due to Nocardia asteroides and Staphylococcus epidermidis in Two Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)
D. I. Wigney, D. R. Gee, P. J. Canfield
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Abstract

Pyogruiuilomatous pneumonia was detected in two koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Nocardia asteroides was isolated from one koala with extensive pneumonia, pleurisy and splenitis. Staphylococcus epidermidis was isolated from a second koala with pneumonia restricted to the left cranial lobe. Both koalas were in poor condition and had underlying urogenital disease. It was concluded that each organism had acted as an opportunistic pathogen in its compromised host.

Wigney, Gee, and Canfield: Pyogranulomatous Pneumonias Due to Nocardia asteroides and Staphylococcus epidermidis in Two Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)
D. I. Wigney, D. R. Gee, and P. J. Canfield "Pyogranulomatous Pneumonias Due to Nocardia asteroides and Staphylococcus epidermidis in Two Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(4), 592-596, (1 October 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.4.592
Received: 24 January 1989; Published: 1 October 1989
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koala
Phascolarctos cinereus
pyogranulomatous pneumonia
Socardia asteroides
Staphylococcus epidermidis
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