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Keywords:

  • slender lorises;
  • polycystic nephropathy;
  • kidney disease

Abstract

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.