Necrotizing scleritis, conjunctivitis, and other pathologic findings in the left eye and brain of an ebola virus-infected rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) with apparent recovery and a delayed time of death

Derron A. Alves, Anna N. Honko, Mark G Kortepeter, Mei Sun, Joshua C. Johnson, Luis A. Lugo-Roman, Lisa E. Hensley

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Abstract

A 3.5-year-old adult female rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) manifested swelling of the left upper eyelid and conjunctiva and a decline in clinical condition 18 days following intramuscular challenge with Ebola virus (EBOV; Kikwit-1995), after apparent clinical recovery. Histologic lesions with strong EBOV antigen staining were noted in the left eye (scleritis, conjunctivitis, and peri-optic neuritis), brain (choriomeningoencephalitis), stomach, proximal duodenum, and pancreas. Spleen, liver, and adrenal glands, common targets for acute infection, appeared histologically normal with no evidence of EBOV immunoreactivity. These findings may provide important insight for understanding sequelae seen in West African survivors of Ebola virus disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume213
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Ebolavirus
Scleritis
Conjunctivitis
Macaca mulatta
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Optic Neuritis
Conjunctiva
Brain
Eyelids
Adrenal Glands
Duodenum
Pancreas
Stomach
Spleen
Staining and Labeling
Antigens
Liver
Infection

Keywords

  • Ebola virus disease; Ebola virus; sequelae; macaque; rhesus; intramuscular; delayed death; eye; brain

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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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Necrotizing scleritis, conjunctivitis, and other pathologic findings in the left eye and brain of an ebola virus-infected rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) with apparent recovery and a delayed time of death. / Alves, Derron A.; Honko, Anna N.; Kortepeter, Mark G; Sun, Mei; Johnson, Joshua C.; Lugo-Roman, Luis A.; Hensley, Lisa E.

In: Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 213, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 57-60.

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