A Pathological Study of the Acute Lesions Produced by Plasmodium Lophurae in Young White Pekin Ducks

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  • Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee


The pathological lesions in young ducks infected with P. lophurae are described. It appears from this study that the rapid development of an anemia, resulting from the destruction of the red blood cells by the parasites plays a significant role in the production of these lesions.

Author Notes

Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas.