Air sacculitis in three rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) and one Japanese macaque (M. fuscata)

Cassandra O. Cullin, Lois Colgin, Anne Lewis

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    Bacterial infection of the laryngeal air sacs (air sacculitis) is infrequently reported in nonhuman primates, where it leads to chronic respiratory disease. It is particularly uncommon in macaques; however, we report here suppurative air sacculitis with extension to adjacent cervical tissues in three rhesus macaques and one Japanese macaque. Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus sp., and an anaerobic bacterium were isolated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017



    • Cervical abscess
    • Laryngeal air sac
    • Monkey
    • Nonhuman primate

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • veterinary(all)

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