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1 March 2012 Idiopathic Systemic AA-Amyloidosis in a Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
Mohamed Elhensheri, Reinhold P. Linke, Anja Blankenburg, Andreas Beineke
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This report describes a case of systemic amyloidosis in a captive striped skunk. At necropsy, bilateral alopecia, as well as reno-, hepato-, and splenomegaly were present. Congo red staining and immunohistochemistry revealed depositions of AA-amyloid in different organs. The lack of a predisposing disease is suggestive of idiopathic systemic AA-amyloidosis.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Mohamed Elhensheri, Reinhold P. Linke, Anja Blankenburg, and Andreas Beineke "Idiopathic Systemic AA-Amyloidosis in a Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(1), 181-185, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0090.1
Received: 5 May 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
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