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dc.contributor.authorArbelo, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorBellière, Edwige N
dc.contributor.authorSierra, Eva
dc.contributor.authorSacchinni, Simona
dc.contributor.authorEsperón, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorAndrada, Marisa
dc.contributor.authorRivero, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorDiaz-Delgado, Josue
dc.contributor.authorFernández, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-12T14:48:33Z
dc.date.available2013-06-12T14:48:33Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-13
dc.identifier.citationBMC Veterinary Research. 2012 Dec 13;8(1):243
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1746-6148-8-243
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/19555
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background The capacity for herpesvirus to cause disease in cetaceans is unclear and may be varied depending on the different conditions of individuals and between different species. Kidney pathology and intralesional virus-associated infection have been rarely reported in cetaceans. Result On April 2004, an old adult male Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) 420 cm long with a poor body condition was stranded on Tenerife Island. During necropsy, no gross lesions were observed in the kidneys. However, membranous glomerulonephritis, multifocal interstitial lymphoplasmacytic nephritis and acute multifocal necrotizing tubulointerstitial nephritis with intranuclear inclusion bodies was diagnosed by histological analysis. Tissue samples were submitted for bacteriological analysis and molecular viral screening. Conclusion A novel alpha herpesvirus associated with interstitial nephritis was identified in an old adult male Blainville's beaked whale (M. densirostris) with a poor body condition stranded in the Canary Islands. This report suggests that identification of herpesvirus infection could be used as a differential diagnosis for interstitial nephritis in cetaceans.
dc.titleHerpes virus infection associated with interstitial nephritis in a beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.date.updated2013-06-07T13:15:15Z
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderManuel Arbelo et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


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