Turning sickness : infarcts in thalamus and cerebrum
University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Veterinary Tropical Diseases; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section of Pathology
Turning sickness or cerebral theileriosis is an uncommon aberrant form of infection by Theileria parva or Theileria taurotragi in which lymphoblasts parasitized by schizonts accumulate in cerebral vessels leading to thrombosis and infarction. In the more acute form areas of intense congestion and haemorrhage are present in the meninges and brain which are associated with ares of softening (Infarction) and discoloration of brain tissue. Thrombosed meningeal vessels are often very promiment. There may be severe haemorrhage into the ventricles.
Metadata assigned by Prof. R.C. Tustin, Professor Emeritus: DVTD. His academic and professional experience includes: veterinarian for 54 years,
senior lecturer at UP for 7 years, head of Department at UP for 17 years and Veterinary Council for 3 years.
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