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  • SPECIES:
    • AVIAN
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • INTESTINE
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • SEGMENTAL NECROHEMORRHAGIC ENTERITIS, PENGUIN
  • CAUSE:
    • PLESIOMONAS SHIGELLOIDES
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WILLIAMS
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • GENPATH:
    • BACTERIA
  • COMMENTS:
    • This organism, which is the only member of its genus (after previously being classified as Pseudomonas and Aeromonas) is a ubiquitous freshwater inhabitant which has been incriminated in enteritis in penguins (as well as enteritis and wound infections in humans).