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1 October 1991 A Sarcocystis sp.-like Protozoan and Concurrent Canine Distemper Virus Infection Associated with Encephalitis in A Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
D. A. Stoffregen, J. P. Dubey
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Abstract

A raccoon (Procyon lotor) with signs of weakness was captured in upstate New York (USA). Despite attempted care in a rehabilitation facility, the animal died and was examined because of suspected infectious neurologic disease. The cerebrum had a marked, locally extensive, neutrophilic, necrotizing encephalitis with numerous associated intralesional protozoal organisms, and a moderate to marked multifocal perivascular nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis. Based on morphology and immunohistochemical staining, the organism was a Sarcocystis sp.-like protozoan. Rabies antigen and canine distemper virus (CDV) inclusions were not detected. However, the animal was positive for canine distemper virus based on peroxidase anti-peroxidase staining.

Stoffregen and Dubey: A Sarcocystis sp.-like Protozoan and Concurrent Canine Distemper Virus Infection Associated with Encephalitis in A Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
D. A. Stoffregen and J. P. Dubey "A Sarcocystis sp.-like Protozoan and Concurrent Canine Distemper Virus Infection Associated with Encephalitis in A Raccoon (Procyon lotor)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(4), 688-692, (1 October 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.4.688
Received: 4 September 1990; Published: 1 October 1991
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canine distemper virus
case report
necrotizing encephalitis
Procyon lotor
raccoon
Sarcocystis sp.-like protozoan
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