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Generalized Encephalitozoonosis in a Young Kitten with Cerebellar Hypoplasia.
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PMID:  21310430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In recent years opportunistic infections due to microsporidial organisms have become increasingly important in immunocompromised people. Infected animals could serve as reservoirs of such infections. A case of generalized encephalitozoonosis in a young kitten is reported. Diagnosis was established by histopathological, immunohistochemical and molecular biological investigations demonstrating characteristic lesions and DNA of Encephalitozoon cuniculi in formalin-fixed and paraffin wax-embedded tissue sections. Infections due to E. cuniculi are not common in cats, but a potential role of domestic cats in transmission of the infectious agent cannot be excluded.
Authors:
B Rebel-Bauder; M Leschnik; A Maderner; A Url
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-3129     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0102444     Medline TA:  J Comp Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria.
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