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Thorns in armadillo ears and noses and their role in the transmission of leprosy.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986 Nov; 110(11):1025-8.AP

Abstract

Both ears from 494 wild nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) and nose specimens from 224 animals were collected and histopathologically studied. Lepromatous granulomas were present in the ear specimens of ten of 494 animals. There were thorns in the ears of 22.5% of animals, and in 36.6% of the nose specimens. In one armadillo, there was evidence to suggest that Mycobacterium leprae entered the tissue through the thorn pricks. In the normal habitat of the armadillo in Louisiana there are thorny bushes consisting mostly of the green briar and the southern dewberry. Thorn pricks as a means of transmission of leprosy in the wild armadillos is suggested.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

3535729

Citation

Job, C K., et al. "Thorns in Armadillo Ears and Noses and Their Role in the Transmission of Leprosy." Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, vol. 110, no. 11, 1986, pp. 1025-8.
Job CK, Harris EB, Allen JL, et al. Thorns in armadillo ears and noses and their role in the transmission of leprosy. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986;110(11):1025-8.
Job, C. K., Harris, E. B., Allen, J. L., & Hastings, R. C. (1986). Thorns in armadillo ears and noses and their role in the transmission of leprosy. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 110(11), 1025-8.
Job CK, et al. Thorns in Armadillo Ears and Noses and Their Role in the Transmission of Leprosy. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986;110(11):1025-8. PubMed PMID: 3535729.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Thorns in armadillo ears and noses and their role in the transmission of leprosy. AU - Job,C K, AU - Harris,E B, AU - Allen,J L, AU - Hastings,R C, PY - 1986/11/1/pubmed PY - 1986/11/1/medline PY - 1986/11/1/entrez SP - 1025 EP - 8 JF - Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine JO - Arch Pathol Lab Med VL - 110 IS - 11 N2 - Both ears from 494 wild nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) and nose specimens from 224 animals were collected and histopathologically studied. Lepromatous granulomas were present in the ear specimens of ten of 494 animals. There were thorns in the ears of 22.5% of animals, and in 36.6% of the nose specimens. In one armadillo, there was evidence to suggest that Mycobacterium leprae entered the tissue through the thorn pricks. In the normal habitat of the armadillo in Louisiana there are thorny bushes consisting mostly of the green briar and the southern dewberry. Thorn pricks as a means of transmission of leprosy in the wild armadillos is suggested. SN - 0003-9985 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3535729/Thorns_in_armadillo_ears_and_noses_and_their_role_in_the_transmission_of_leprosy_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/mycobacterialinfections.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -