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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


JINHONG, Zhao et al. Histopathology of gastric wall in Chinese alligator Alligator sinensis infected with Ortleppascaris sinensis (Nematoda: Ascaridoidea). Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.3, pp.1180-1183. ISSN 1699-5198.

Crocodiles are susceptible to infection with a wide array of external and internal gastrointestinal helminths, yet little is known on the histopathology following infection or the effects of these parasites. The present study was aimed at evaluating the impact of infection by Ortleppascaris sinensis (Nematoda: Ascaridoidea) on the stomach of captive Alligator sinensis. The histological examination of the stomach revealed presence of superficial ulcer in mucous layer and granulomatous inflammation in submucous layer at entire gastric walls of the Alligator sinensis. Our findings also confirm that development of Ortleppascaris sinensis is in close association with the wall of the stomach.

Keywords : Histopathology; Ortleppascaris sinensis; Stomach.

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