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Intestinal cryptosporidiosis in turkeys in Iran.
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PMID:  16901269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Naturally occurring cryptosporidiosis is reported in turkey poults suffering from diarrhoea and unthriftness in Iran. Histological and ultrastructural studies revealed high number of Cryptosporidium developmental stages mainly located in the mid and terminal portions of small intestine of the poults. Other portions of the intestinal tract were less frequently infected. Oocyst shedding was detected only in 29% of the histologically positive birds. Based on host species, clinical signs, pathology and tissue location of the parasites, Cryptosporidium meleagridis was most likely responsible for these infections. This parasite was also reported recently in a child with diarrhoea in Iran.
M J Gharagozlou; O Dezfoulian; S Rahbari; S Bokaie; I Jahanzad; A N E Razavi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary medicine. A, Physiology, pathology, clinical medicine     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0931-184X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-11     Completed Date:  2006-10-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100955112     Medline TA:  J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Cryptosporidiosis / epidemiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Cryptosporidium / isolation & purification*
Diarrhea / parasitology,  veterinary
Feces / parasitology
Intestine, Small / parasitology,  ultrastructure
Iran / epidemiology
Poultry Diseases / epidemiology*,  pathology

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