Experimental alimentary infection of anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis) with Mycobacterium ulcerans

L. C. Marcus, K. D. Stottmeier, R. H. Morrow

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Pathogenic Mycobacterium ulcerans were recovered from the stool of anole lizards up to 11 days after inoculation by stomach tube. M. ulcerans was isolated from the liver of 3 of 20 lizards and acid fast bacteria were seen in the mucosa of intrahepatic bile ducts in 2 of these 10 weeks post inoculation. These results provide equivocal support for our hypothesis that herpetofauna are a reservoir of infection with M. ulcerans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)630-632
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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