Cytomegaloviral hypophysitis in a simian immunodeficiency virus-infected rhesus macaque (Macacca mulatta)

Melissa R. Berg, Michael A. Owston, Marie Claire Gauduin, Basel T. Assaf, Anne D. Lewis, Edward J. Dick

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Rhesus macaques experimentally infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) experience immunosuppression and often opportunistic infection. Among the most common opportunistic infections are rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV), a ubiquitous betaherpesvirus that undergoes continuous low-level replication in immunocompetent monkeys. Upon SIV-mediated immunodeficiency, RhCMV reactivates and results in lesions in numerous organ systems including the nervous and reproductive systems. We report the first case of cytomegaloviral hypophysitis in a SIV-immunocompromised rhesus macaque.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-367
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of medical primatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2017


  • cytomegalovirus
  • inclusions
  • intra-cytoplasmic
  • intranuclear
  • model
  • non-human primate
  • pituitary
  • viral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • General Veterinary


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