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Open Access Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease in a Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta)

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A juvenile rhesus macaque presented with atrophy of the musculature of its left leg. Physical examination localized the problem to the coxofemoral joint. Radiography revealed changes consistent with Legg-Calvé-Perthes (LCP) disease. Femoral head ostectomy was performed, and the femoral head was submitted for histologic examination, results of which confirmed a diagnosis of LCP.

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: National Cancer Institute, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5550 2: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Skip Bertman Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 3: New Iberia Research Center, 4401 W. Admiral Doyle Dr., New Iberia, Louisiana 70560

Publication date: 2004-10-01

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  • Comparative Medicine (CM), an international journal of comparative and experimental medicine, is the leading English-language publication in the field and is ranked by the Science Citation Index in the upper third of all scientific journals. The mission of CM is to disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed information that expands biomedical knowledge and promotes human and animal health through the study of laboratory animal disease, animal models of disease, and basic biologic mechanisms related to disease in people and animals.

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