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1 September 2007 EPITHELIOTROPIC LYMPHOMA IN A SQUIRREL (SCIURUS SP)
Shelley P. Honnold, Iyampillai Arun, Greg Saturday, Charles McLeod
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Abstract

A 12-yr-old, intact male squirrel (Sciurus sp.) presented with a 15 mm–by–20 mm area of alopecia and plaque-like dermal thickening over the left caudolateral thorax. Routine diagnostic tests ruled out more common conditions that result in alopecia, such as dermatophytosis and acariasis. A punch biopsy was obtained under anesthesia and submitted for histopathologic evaluation. The diagnosis of epitheliotropic lymphoma was made, and follow-up surgical excision was performed. Histopathologic features were consistent with epitheliotropic lymphoma, and immunohistochemistry confirmed a T-cell origin. There was no local recurrence, new lesions, or evidence of metastasis 10 mo after surgical excision. To our knowledge, to date, epitheliotropic lymphoma has not been described in a squirrel.

Shelley P. Honnold, Iyampillai Arun, Greg Saturday, and Charles McLeod "EPITHELIOTROPIC LYMPHOMA IN A SQUIRREL (SCIURUS SP)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 38(3), 479-482, (1 September 2007). https://doi.org/10.1638/06-055.1
Received: 23 June 2006; Published: 1 September 2007
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