1921
Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

A case of rhinophycomycosis entomophthorae occurring in an immature chimpanzee living in the wild in the Gombe Stream Reserve of Western Tanzania is described. The fungus was cultured from the lesion. Treatment with small doses of iodide, sulphadoxine (Fanasil, Roche), and sulphamethoxazole/trimethoprin (Bactrim, Roche) failed to affect the lesion. With the onset of sexual maturity the lesion appeared to undergo an exacerbation. This case is discussed in relation to the disease occurring in humans and it is suggested that if infection can be induced in chimpanzees this might prove to be a model for the further study of the disease.

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1972-03-01
2017-11-20
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  • Accepted : 08 Nov 1971

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