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  • SPECIES:
    • REPTILE
  • SYSTEM:
    • RESPIRATORY
  • ORGAN:
    • LUNG
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • MULTIFOCAL TO COALESING CASEOUS PENUMONIS
  • CAUSE:
    • AEROMONAS HYDROPHILA
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WILLIAMS
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • GENPATH:
    • BACTERIA
  • COMMENTS:
    • Burmese python. Caseous pneumonia is a good term, as reptile heterophils are deficient in myeloperoxidase and don't really make pus. Neutrophilic and heterophilc is also a good term, just not suppurative. Aeromonas is a common commensal in the oral cavity and respiratory system of snakes (so aspiration may result in pneumonia in debilitated snakes.)