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8 Year-Old Green Iguana With Ascending Tail Necrosis

Background: An 8 year-old iguana presents today for gradual onset of ascending tail necrosis over weeks to months.

More recently, the hind legs have exhibited discoloration and loss of sensation from the tibiotarsal joint distally, also suspicious for gangrene. The front feet are now changing color.

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