Cervical necrotizing fasciitis and myositis in a western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
A 39-yr-old wild-caught, female western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) died during an immobilization to assess swelling and apparent pain of the cervical region. Necropsy revealed a fistulous tract containing plant material in the oropharynx, above the soft palate, communicating with a left-sided cervical necrotizing fasciitis and myositis. Alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus and Prevotella sp. were isolated from the cervical lesion. This is a report of cervical necrotizing fasciitis in a western lowland gorilla.
M Allender, Stephanie L. McCain, Edward C. Ramsay, Juergen P. Schumacher, and MRS Ilha. "Cervical necrotizing fasciitis and myositis in a western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)" Journal of Medical Primatology 38.3 (2009): 156-159.
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