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Polymyopathy in a Syrian golden hamster

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Author: Wijnands, M.V.W. · Woutersen, R.A.
Institution: Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO
Source:Laboratory Animals, 1, 30, 51-54
Identifier: 53235
Keywords: Nutrition · Animals · Cell Nucleus · Cricetinae · Male · Mesocricetus · Muscle, Skeletal · Muscular Diseases · Necrosis · Rodent Diseases · Hamster · Polymyopathy


A Syrian golden hamster suffered from general swelling of skeletal muscles. At microscopical observation the muscle tissue exhibited degeneration and necrosis, as well as regenerative features. The inflammatory response was very slight. The histopathological lesions were diagnosed as polymyopathy.