A systemic streptococcal infection in cultured bullfrogs in Brazil was characterized by necrotizing splenitis and hepatitis with hepatic and renal hemorrhage. A non-hemolytic Group B Streptococcus appeared to be the cause of the lesions, and the stimulus for the splenic reticuloendothelial hyperplasia observed in the animals. Stress may have been a factor in the development of the pathological condition.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of wildlife diseases
Amborski, R., Snider, T., Thune, R., & Culley, D. (1983). A non-hemolytic, group B Streptococcus infection of cultured bullfrogs, Rana catesbeiana, in Brazil.. Journal of wildlife diseases, 19 (3), 180-184. https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-19.3.180