Polycystic nephropathy in slender lorises (Loris lydekkerianus)
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2006
© 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Primatology
Volume 68, Issue 8, pages 838–844, August 2006
How to Cite
Plesker, R. and Schulze, H. (2006), Polycystic nephropathy in slender lorises (Loris lydekkerianus). Am. J. Primatol., 68: 838–844. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20283
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 19 SEP 2005
- Manuscript Received: 2 FEB 2005
- slender lorises;
- polycystic nephropathy;
- kidney disease
In a colony of slender lorises, 20 deaths that occurred over a period of 11 years were investigated postmortem. Juvenile/adult polycystic nephropathy was observed in one newborn and 13 adult slender lorises. Although polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in humans and other animals is known to be inherited, it is not clear whether kidney alterations in slender lorises are genetically transmitted, stress related, or induced by microbiological influences. Am. J. Primatol. 68:838–844, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.