Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in an African hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris)

Enrico P. Spugnini, Annarita Pagotto, Francesca Zazzera, Alfredo D'Avino, Giovanni Caruso, Gennaro Citro, Alfonso Baldi

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A three-year-old male African hedgehog was presented for a non healing crusty proliferation on the left pinna. The lesion failed to respond to topical therapy and systemic antibiotic therapy. Whole body radiography and abdominal ultrasonograpy were within normal limits. The lesion was surgically removed. The patient recovered well from the procedure and remained in remission for nine months when he came back as an emergency case and died of an unrelated disease. The histopathology report enabled a diagnosis of completely excised cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This report represents the first successful treatment of a cutanous T-cell lymphoma in this species and might help to plan future therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalIn Vivo
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • Atelerix albiventris
  • Lymphoma
  • Skin
  • Surgery
  • T-cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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