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Atoxoplasma infection in a common mynah (Acridotheres tristis)

  title={Atoxoplasma infection in a common mynah (Acridotheres tristis)},
  author={Sontana Mimapan and Ladda Trongwongsa and Tharika Chantamaneechote and Somchit Rujikhan},
A carcass of common mynah (Acridotheres tristis) from Bangkok was submitted to National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH) for disease diagnosis. At necropsy, enlargement with multifocal necrosis of liver was found. Histopathologically, a lot of intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies were found in hepatic cells, Kupffer cells and sinusoids. By transmission electron microscopy, they were diagnosed as intracytoplasmic merozoites of Atoxoplasma spp. and this was the first report case of Atoxoplasma… 

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