Siderophilic bodies associated with hemosiderosis and atypical mycobacterial infection in an island siamang (Hylobates syndactylus).

L. Munson, F. J. Luibel, H. J. Van Kruiningen

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Laminated iron concretions were noted in the liver of an aged siamang (Hylobates syndactylus) that had granulomatous enteritis and hepatitis due to Mycobacterium avium intracellulare infection. Preexisting hepatic siderosis, iron sequestration in macrophages, and compromised macrophage function due to mycobacterial infection are proposed as the basis for the abundance and size of the concretions. Similar siderophilic bodies and concomitant siderosis occurred in other siamangs. The concretions are similar to Schumann bodies and Michaelis-Gutmann bodies associated with granulomatous disease in other species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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