TitlePlasmacytoid leukemia of chinook salmon.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsKent, ML, Eaton, WD, Casey, JW
Volume11 Suppl 3
Date Published1997 Apr
KeywordsAnimals, Animals, Domestic, Animals, Wild, British Columbia, Chile, Fish Diseases, Kidney, Leukemia, Plasma Cell, Microsporea, Retroviridae, Salmon, Spleen, United States

Plasmacytoid leukemia is a common disease of seawater pen-reared chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in British Columbia, Canada, but has also been detected in wild salmon, in freshwater-reared salmon in United States, and in salmon from netpens in Chile. The disease can be transmitted under laboratory conditions, and is associated with a retrovirus, the salmon leukemia virus. However, the proliferating plasmablasts are often infected with the microsporean Enterocytozoon salmonis, which may be an important co-factor in the disease.

Alternate JournalLeukemia
PubMed ID9209333