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1 July 1993 Spiroxys contorta (Nematoda: Spirurida) in Gastric Granulomas of Apalone spinifera pallida (Reptilia: Testudines)
Chris T. McAllister, Stephen R. Goldberg, H. J. Holshuh
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Abstract

Non-caseating granulomas containing larval spirurid nematodes (Spiroxys contorta) were observed in the gastric submucosa and muscularis externa of two pallid spiny softshells (Apalone spinifera pallida) from northcentral Texas (USA). In early granulomas, nematodes were not surrounded by a fibrous capsule but in older, mature granulomas, a fibrous capsule was present. Granulomas without nematodes also were present.

McAllister, Goldberg, and Holshuh: Spiroxys contorta (Nematoda: Spirurida) in Gastric Granulomas of Apalone spinifera pallida (Reptilia: Testudines)
Chris T. McAllister, Stephen R. Goldberg, and H. J. Holshuh "Spiroxys contorta (Nematoda: Spirurida) in Gastric Granulomas of Apalone spinifera pallida (Reptilia: Testudines)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(3), 509-511, (1 July 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.3.509
Received: 9 October 1992; Published: 1 July 1993
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KEYWORDS
Apalone spinifera pallida
granuloma
Nematoda
pallid spiny softshell
pathology
Spiroxys contorta
Spirurida
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