Fatal Streptococcus anginosus-associated pneumonia in a captive Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii)
Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2013
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Journal of Medical Primatology
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 48–51, February 2014
How to Cite
Ihms, E.A., Daniels, J.B., Koivisto, C.S., Barrie, M.T. and Russell, D.S. (2014), Fatal Streptococcus anginosus-associated pneumonia in a captive Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii). Journal of Medical Primatology, 43: 48–51. doi: 10.1111/jmp.12085
- Issue online: 5 JAN 2014
- Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 SEP 2013
- non-human primate;
- air sacculitis;
- Milleri group streptococci
Bacterial infections commonly affect the lungs and air sacs of orangutans; culture and identification is rarely performed and may have clinical relevance.
Necropsy, histopathology and bacterial culture were performend on a captive adult male Sumatran orangutan with chronic air sacculitis. Bacterial speciation was confirmed by sequencing of the 16s–23s ribosomal DNA spacer region.
Necropsy revealed severe suppurative pneumonia. Moderate growth of Streptoccocus anginosus was recovered from the lungs.
This is the first report of S. anginosus as a cause of fatal suppurative pneumonia in a non-human primate.