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Aleutian disease

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Aleutian Disease of Mink; Aleutian Mink Disease; Disease, Aleutian Mink; Mink Disease, Aleutian
SNOMED CT: Aleutian disease (62251004); Aleutian mink disease (62251004)


A slow progressive disease of mink caused by the ALEUTIAN MINK DISEASE VIRUS. It is characterized by poor reproduction, weight loss, autoimmunity, hypergammaglobulinemia, increased susceptibility to bacterial infections, and death from renal failure. The disease occurs in all color types, but mink which are homozygous recessive for the Aleutian gene for light coat color are particularly susceptible. [from MeSH]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVAleutian disease

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