Mycobacteriosis due to Mycobacterium genavense in six pet birds.

  title={Mycobacteriosis due to Mycobacterium genavense in six pet birds.},
  author={Richard K Hoop and Erik C B{\"o}ttger and Pete Ossent and Max Salfinger},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={31 4},
Six cases of mycobacteriosis due to Mycobacterium genavense in three budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), one orange-winged amazon (Amazona amazonica), one flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana), and one zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) are discussed. Gross lesions associated with the infection included a high degree of muscular wasting (five cases), hepatomegaly (four cases), and thickening of the wall of the small intestine (four cases). Granulomas were found in the lung (one case) and the… CONTINUE READING
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