Meningoencephalitis secondary to otitis in a gorilla.

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MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Iverson, W O; Popp, J A
Year of Publication: 1978
Journal: J Am Vet Med Assoc
Volume: 173
Issue: 9
Pagination: 1134-6
Date Published: 11/1978
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0003-1488
Keywords: Animals, Animals, Zoo, Brain, Female, Gorilla gorilla, Labyrinthitis, Meningoencephalitis, Otitis, Otitis Media, Suppurative

An adult female gorilla died following a 13-day illness and was necropsied. Gross and microscopic findings included a 2-cm straw deep in the external auditory meatus, suppurative otitis media and interna, and suppurative meningoencephalitis. Proteus mirabilis was cultured from the internal acoustic pore.

Alternate Journal: J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.
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