Pathologic findings and liver elements in hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome.

@article{Courtin2010PathologicFA,
  title={Pathologic findings and liver elements in hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome.},
  author={Francois Courtin and Ward B. Stone and Guillermo R. Risatti and Kenneth C. Gilbert and Herbert J. Van Kruiningen},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={214-9}
}
Two groups of vespertilionid bats were collected from affected hibernacula. In group 1 (n, 14; pathology and microbiology), the average body weights of all species were at the lower limit of published ranges. Twelve bats (86%) had mycotic growth in the epidermis, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands. Geomyces destructans, with its characteristic curved conidia, was observed microscopically, cultured, and confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. Dermatitis and mural folliculitis was nil to mild… CONTINUE READING
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