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From: "sukiedaviscrandall"
Date: 2009-09-07 21:17:38 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: High Lymphocytes

Both myofasciitis and lymphoma have to be
among the things considered.

They are sure there is not sepsis?

In case those treating are not familiar with
the rarest of those:


Vet Pathol. 2007 Jan;44(1):25-38. Links
Myofasciitis in the domestic ferret.

Garner MM, Ramsell K, Schoemaker NJ, Sidor IF, Nordhausen RW, Bolin S, Evermann JF, Kiupel M.
Northwest ZooPath, Monroe, WA, USA.
Since late 2003, an inflammatory disease of muscle and fascia has been diagnosed in several ferrets at Northwest ZooPath, and this report describes the condition in 17 ferrets. It is a disease of young ferrets, characterized by rapid onset of clinical signs, high fever, neutrophilic leukocytosis, treatment failure, and death (or euthanasia). Gross lesions include atrophy of skeletal muscle; red and white mottling and dilatation of the esophagus; and splenomegaly. Histologically, moderate to severe suppurative to pyogranulomatous inflammation is in the skeletal muscle and the fascia at multiple sites, including esophagus, heart, limbs, body wall, head, and lumbar regions. Myeloid hyperplasia of spleen and/or bone marrow also is a prominent feature. Ultrastructural lesions include mitochondrial swelling, intracellular edema, disruption of myofibrils and Z bands. Bacterial and viral cultures, electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and polymerase chain reaction were negative
for a variety of infectious agents. The clinical presentation and distribution of lesions suggests that polymyositis in domestic ferrets is likely a distinct entity. The etiopathogenesis if this condition is not known.
PMID: 17197621


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