PSEUDO-TUBERCULOSIS IN MONKEY
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
Pagination or Media Count:
The disease was brought to light with the autopsy of a monkey Macacus rhesus which came from the Zoological Gardens of Marseille. The circumstances of death were unknown. The autopsy revealed, aside from a general ganglionic hypertrophy, the presence of nodules of various sizes on a level with the lungs, liver and spleen. The histological examination of the hepatic pseudo-tubercules showed an abundant infiltration by monocytes and lymphocytes together with rare giant cells of Langhans type. This is the third French observation of pseudo- tuberculosis in the monkey Macacus rhesus, due to the presence in the organism of the Streptobacillus of Vignal and Malassez Pasteurella pseudotuberculosis.