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Clinical and hematological findings in Leishmania braziliensis-infected dogs from Pernambuco, Brazil.
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PMID:  23207982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Canine cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania braziliensis is a neglected, but widespread disease of dogs in South America. This paper describes clinical and hematological alterations in 17 L. braziliensis-infected dogs from Brazil. The most common hematological findings were thrombocytopenia (82.4%), anemia (70.6%), low packed cell volume (52.9%) and eosinophilia (41.2%). Twelve (70.6%) dogs displayed at least one evident physical alteration; 11 dogs (64.7%) presented skin lesions, four (23.5%) had weight loss and two (11.8%) onychogryphosis. L. braziliensis-infected dogs present clinical and hematological signs often observed in dogs infected by other pathogens. This indicates that veterinarians and public health workers should not consider the presence of non-specific clinical signs as diagnostic criteria for visceral leishmaniasis in dogs living endemic areas to avoid misdiagnosis and subsequent elimination of dogs infected by L. braziliensis.
Authors:
Luciana Aguiar Figueredo; Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti; Ericka Lima Almeida; Sinval Pinto Brandão-Filho; Filipe Dantas-Torres
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1984-2961     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Parasitol Vet     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9440482     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Parasitol Vet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departamento de Imunologia, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães, Recife, PE, Brasil.
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