Monoclonal hyperglobulinemia in lymphosarcoma in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) and a blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna)

Angela Lennox, Susan Clubb, April Romagnano, Norman H. Altman, Carolyn Cray

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Abstract

A 15-yr-old cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) presented with decreased activity and appetite. A presumptive diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disease was made because of a monoclonal band observed on plasma protein electrophoresis. The owner declined further diagnostics or treatment, and the bird died 2 yr later. In a second case, a 4-yr-old blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna) presented with lethargy and anorexia. Despite supportive treatment, the bird died 7 days later. Blood studies also demonstrated a monoclonal band on plasma protein electrophoresis. The histologic review of tissues from both birds found extensive neoplastic lymphoplasmocytic cells in the liver and supported a diagnosis of lymphosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-329
Number of pages4
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • Ara ararauna
  • Avian
  • Cockatiel
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macaw
  • Nymphicus hollandicus
  • Protein electrophoresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Food Animals
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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