isolation of helicobacter cinaedi from the colon, liver, and mesenteric lymph node of a rhesus monkey with chronic colitis and hepatitis.on the basis of biochemical, phenotypic, and 16s rrna analyses, helicobacter cinaedi was isolated from the colon, liver, and mesenteric lymph nodes of a 2-year-old rhesus monkey with chronic diarrhea. histologically, the liver had mild to moderate biliary hyperplasia and hypertrophy with periportal inflammation and fibrosis. colonic and cecal lesions consisted of diffuse chronic inflammation and glandular hyperplasia extending the length of the crypts. this is the first observation of h. cinaedi ...200111283091
captive rhesus monkeys (macaca mulatta) are commonly infected with helicobacter cinaedi.helicobacter cinaedi may cause proctocolitis or bacteremia in homosexual men infected with human immunodeficiency virus or occasionally in other immunocompromised hosts. there are scattered reports of h. cinaedi isolated from a variety of animal hosts, but to date only hamsters have been found to be a common natural reservoir. microaerophillic cultures of feces from 5 of 16 asymptomatic rhesus monkeys (macaca mulatta) (31%) were positive for a curved gram-negative rod. a polyphasic taxonomic app ...200212037042
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