myocarditis and myositis due to infection with hepatozoon species in pine martens (martes martes) in scotland.postmortem examinations of four pine martens which had died as a result of road accidents in scotland revealed focal, granulomatous lesions in the heart and skeletal muscles of three of them. an immunoperoxidase staining technique showed that the lesions were due to infection with hepatozoon species. a pcr-based assay was used to confirm the presence of hepatozoon dna in the infected tissues. the nucleotide base sequence of the pcr products suggested that the infecting organism was probably a ne ...200515828725
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