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Title: Herpes virus infection associated with interstitial nephritis in a beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)
Authors: Arbelo Hernández, Manuel Antonio 
Edwige Bellière,Nina 
Sierra Pulpillo, Eva María 
Sacchini, Simona 
Esperón Fajardo,Fernando 
Andrada ,Marisa Ana 
Rivero Santana, Miguel Antonio 
Diaz Delgado, Josue 
Fernández Rodríguez, Antonio Jesús 
UNESCO Clasification: 310907 Patología
Keywords: Herpesvirus infection
Beaked whale
Iinterstitial nephritis
Canary Islands
Issue Date: 2012
Project: Patologia Embolica " Gaseosa / Grasa " en Cetaceos 
CGL2009/08125
Investigación Biosanitaria Aplicada A la Conservacion en El Turismo de Cetaceos en Canarias 
Journal: BMC Veterinary Research 
Abstract: 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/45733
ISSN: 1746-6148
DOI: 10.1186/1746-6148-8-243
Source: BMC Veterinary Research [ISSN 1746-6148], v. 8 (243), (Diciembre 2012)
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