Intestinal Cryptococcosis in a common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Carles Juan-Sallés, Alberto Marco, Mariano Domingo

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    A five-year-old female common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) died after a one-month clinical course of nonspecific signs. Pathologic findings were acute diffuse fibrinonecrotizing enteritis and granulomatous endolymphangitis of intestinal and mesenteric lymphatic vessels. Both lesions were associated with a marked proliferation of Mayer's mucicarmine-positive, 4 to 15 μm yeasts that were surrounded by a wide clear halo. The infection was probably acquired by oral route. Other findings included moderate multifocal granulomatous and necrotizing hepatitis and mesangial nephropathy. Although the immunological status of this marmoset was unknown, cryptococcosis might induce primary lethal intestinal infections in callitrichids.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)298-302
    JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


    • Callitrichid
    • Cryptococcus
    • Enteritis
    • Lymphangitis
    • Mycosis
    • New world


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